Top 10 Quotes by Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism. Hannah Ar

Hannah Arendt
For the possibilities of being different from what one is are infinite. Once one has negated oneself, however, there are no longer any particular choices.
Hannah Arendt

Manipulations of opinion, insofar as they are inspired by well-defined interests, have limited goals; their effect, however, if they happen to touch upon an issue of authentic concern, is no longer subject to their control and may easily produce consequences they never foresaw or intended.

Hannah Arendt
[About Eichmann:] It was as though in those last minutes he was summing up the lesson that this long course in human wickedness had taught us - the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil.
Hannah Arendt

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.

Hannah Arendt
To think and to be fully alive are the same.
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Men in plural […] can experience meaningfulness only because they can talk with and make sense to each other and themselves.

Hannah Arendt
Violence can destroy power; it is utterly incapable of creating it.
Hannah Arendt

Mathematics, the non-empirical science par excellence . . . the science of sciences, delivering the key to those laws of nature and the universe which are concealed by appearances.

Hannah Arendt
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.