Jan Patocka

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  • ''The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.''
    Jan Patocka (1907-1977), Czech philosopher, activist. quoted in Havel, Disturbing the Peace, ch. 2 (1986, repr. 1990). Advice given to playwright Václav Havel.
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