"The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Lech Walesa on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Lech Walesa on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Lech Walesa on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Lech Walesa on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Lech Walesa on Dalai Lama
"The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being."
"The politicians always told us that the Cold War stand-off could only change by way of nuclear war. None of them believed that such systemic change was possible."
"You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love?"
"I use many different gadgets connected with computers I use PCs, laptops and a Palm Pilot. I also use the Internet to visit websites, especially within Polish-language Internet. I usually go to political discussion groups and sites - of course, as I use my real name, people never believe that they are chatting with me!"
"Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented."