Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) German-born American political scientist

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Man's chief moral deficiency appears to be not his indiscretions but his reticence. - Hannah Arendt


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


Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight. - Hannah Arendt


Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse. - Hannah Arendt


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. - Hannah Arendt


Equality is the result of human organization. We are not born equal. - 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. - Hannah Arendt


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


Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity. - Hannah Arendt