We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.

-Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt

The conflict between art and politics... cannot and must not be solved.

Hannah Arendt
To speak of the impotence of power is no longer a witty paradox.
Hannah Arendt

the result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lie will now be accepted as truth, and truth be defamed as lie, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world - and the category of truth versus falsehood is among the mental means to this end - is being destroyed.

Hannah Arendt
Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
Hannah Arendt

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology. Hannah Arend

Hannah Arendt
It is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent
Hannah Arendt

entirely new concepts are very rare in politics ...

Hannah Arendt
Culture is being threatened when all worldly objects and things, produced by the present or the past, are treated as mere functions for the life process of society, as though they are there only to fulfill some need, and for this functionalization it is almost irrelevant whether the needs in question are of a high or a low order.
Hannah Arendt

One of the greatest advantages of the totalitarian elites of the twenties and thirties was to turn any statement of fact into a question of motive.

Hannah Arendt
As citizens, we must prevent wrongdoing because the world in which we all live, wrong-doer, wrong sufferer and spectator, is at stake.