Favorite Quotations Hannah Arendt The Human Condition

"There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous." ~ Hannah Arendt

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil.

To forgive is the key of action and liberty.

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.

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

War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.

We all carry fault within.

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

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

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

If we do not know our own history, we are doomed to live it as though it were our private fate.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

What I cannot live with may not bother another man's conscience. The result is that conscience will stand against conscience.

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