Sunday Service: Vaclav Havel

A moral and intellectual state cannot be established through a constitution, or through law, or through directives, but only through complex, long-term, and never-ending work involving education and self-education.

Neither I nor anyone else will ever win once and for all. Yet I still think it makes sense to wage this war persistently because it is the right thing to do. It is an eternal, never-ending struggle waged not just by good people against evil people, by honorable people against dishonorable people, by people who think about the world and eternity against people who think only of themselves and the moment. It takes place inside everyone. It is what makes a person a person and life, life.

from Summer Meditations by Vaclav Havel, via Democracy as Spiritual Discipline by Peter Montgomery

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2 Comments

  1. Inspirational writing. My soul is enlightened by your type words and warm heart.

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  2. Cristin Sheeler

     /  February 7, 2012

    very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it

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