One of the most important things Vaclav Havel Said

As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.

Disturbing the Peace : A Conversation with Karel Hvizdala (Vintage, 1991 paperback ed. of the 1986 original trnslated by Paul Wilson, 1990), p.11


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2 comments on “One of the most important things Vaclav Havel Said

  1. Ian+ says:

    Dr Timothy George tells the story of the construction of Emerson Hall at Harvard. The dean of philosophy, whose dept. was to be housed therein, wanted “Man is the measure of all things” inscribed over the entrance, but was apoplectic to find at the unveiling that the president had overruled him and had inscribed instead “What is man that thou art mindful of him?” from Psalm 84.

  2. IchabodKunkleberry says:

    The meaning of life and mankind lies beyond earthly life and mankind.