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15 Famous Quotes by Hannah Arendt
10/14/1906 - 12/4/1975
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Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.

Obedience Quotes, by Hannah Arendt

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The point, as Marx saw it, is that dreams never come true.

Dreams Quotes, by Hannah Arendt

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Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.

Tyranny Quotes, by Hannah Arendt

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Under conditions of tyranny, it is far easier to act than to think.

Tyranny Quotes, by Hannah Arendt

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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Christianity Quotes, by Hannah Arendt

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Hannah Arendt

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The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Hannah Arendt

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The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.

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

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The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.

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It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.

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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.

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The ceaseless, senseless demand for original scholarship in a number of fields, where only erudition is now possible, has led either to sheer irrelevancy, the famous knowing of more and more about less and less, or to the development of a pseudo-scholarship which actually destroys its object.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Hannah Arendt

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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.

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Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.

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