Former President of the Czech Republic
Václav Havel was a Czech statesman, writer and former dissident, who served as the 1st President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003. Prior to that he also served as the last president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until its dissolution in 1992.
Born: October 5, 1936, Prague, Czech Republic
Died: December 18, 2011, Hrádeček, Czech Republic
Plays: The Garden Party, The Memorandum, Largo desolato, MORE
Spouse: Dagmar Havlová (m. 1997–2011), Olga Havlová (m. 1964–1996)
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.