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Some famous personalities expressed their wisdom and we find that their words apply to this day.

The voice of the Republic: 10 Quotations of Famous Czech Personalities of the Interwar Period

Mgr. Jana Höger
17.Oct 2018
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Their remarkable life, a dose of talent with which they were gifted, wisdom and experience of their own, not only speak to us, fascinate us, but are perfectly applicable in today's modern world. We have chosen ten major personalities of the interwar period and their unforgettable statements.


Tomáš Garrique Masaryk (1850-1937)

"Patriotism is love for your own nation, not the hatred for others." 

Tomáš Baťa (1876-1932)

"Try to do things so that they are the best in the world and the world will find a path to your door."

 Eduard Beneš (1884-1948)

"Everything in the world can be survived if one has support of alike feeling. Of love, friendship, religion... also political belief, idea."

Karel Čapek (1890-1938)

"The best landscape I have seen was in Italy, the best way of life that I observed, was in France, the best people I have met were in England; but I can only live in my own country." 

Vlasta Burian (1891- 1962)

“The Czech Republic is the most beautiful country in the world. It is just a pity that the Czechs live here." 

Prodej luxusního domu, Praha - západ - 414 m2
Prodej luxusního domu, Praha - západ - 414 m2, Okolí Prahy

Jan Werich (1905-1980)

"He who has wine and does not drink, he who has grapes and doesn´t eat, he who has a woman and doesn´t kiss, he who avoids fun - take a stick and beat him, for he is a fool and not a true man." 

Adina Mandlová (1910 – 1991)

"The world wants to be deceived. And who says what he thinks is a fool and deserves what he gets. Once they used to put people like that to stake, today they make him a laughing stock by propaganda of lies, torturing him mentally." 

Natasha Gollová (1912-1988) 

"Waiter, I would like something small. - Yes, Mrs Gollová, a stuffed pepper, a stuffed tomato? - Do you know what, bring me a shot of vodka." 

 Emil Zátopek (1922-2000)

“You can't? Put more effort into it!"

Václav Havel (1936-2011)

"You might ask what kind of republic I dream about. The answer is: a republic that is independent, free, democratic, a republic economically prosperous and at the same time socially fair, simply a republic that is humane, which serves men, and therefore there is hope that men will also serve it in return. About a republic of broadly educated people, because without them, none of our problems can be resolved - human, economic, environmental, social or political." 

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