Thought for the Day
“Vision is not enough,
it must be combined with venture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps,
we must step up the stairs.”
~ Václav Havel
Born: 5 October 1936 Prague, Czechoslovakia
A Czech playwright, essayist, dissident and politician. He was the tenth and last President of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and the first President of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). He has written over twenty plays and numerous non-fiction works, translated internationally. He has received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Philadelphia Liberty Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Ambassador of Conscience Award. He was also voted 4th in Prospect Magazine’s 2005 global poll of the world’s top 100 intellectuals. He is a founding signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism.
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