Hannah Arendt Quotes


15 Hannah Arendt quotes:



"Action without a name, a ''who'' attached to it, is meaningless."
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"What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations... is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one's own efforts."
Author: Arendt Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight."
"The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together."
"Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces."
"To be sure, nothing is more important to the integrity of the universities than a rigorously enforced divorce from war-oriented research and all connected enterprises."
"Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods /moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former /but no opinion."
Author: Arendt Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes."
Author: Arendt Quotes Category: Attitude Quotes
"To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious."
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"No civilization would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilizing factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions, are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other."
"What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core."
Author: Arendt Quotes Category: Hypocrisy Quotes
"In contrast to revenge, which is the natural, automatic reaction to transgression and which, because of the irreversibility of the action process can be expected and even calculated, the act of forgiving can never be predicted; it is the only reaction that acts in an unexpected way and thus retains, though being a reaction, something of the original character of action."
Author: Arendt Quotes Category: Forgiveness Quotes Revenge Quotes
"It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven't done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent."
Author: Arendt Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes
"Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods --moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former --but no opinion."
Author: Arendt Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what we are given by the senses."
Author: Arendt Quotes Category: Words Quotes



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