German-born American political scientist
Hannah Arendt quotes:
Do not do what you would undo if caught.
Government is essentially organized and institutionalized power.
The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself.
To speak if the importance of power is no longer a witty paradox.
Power corresponds to the human ability not just to act but to act in concert. Power is never the property of an individual; it belongs to a group and remains in existence only as long as the group keeps together.
Strength unequivocally designates something in the singular, an individual entity; it is the property inherent in an object or person and belongs to its character, which may prove itself in relation to other things or persons, but is essentially independent of them.
Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying is the street and then they can pick it up.
[Modern science] has indeed forced the ground of appearances into the open so that man, a creature fitted for and dependent on appearances, can catch hold of it. But the results have been rather perplexing. No man, it has turned out, can live among "causes" or give full account in normal language of a Being whose truth can be scientifically demonstrated in the laboratory and tested practically in the real world through technology. It does look as though Being, once made manifest, overruled appearances except that nobody so far has succeeded in living in a world that does not manifest itself of its own accord.
Education is the point at which we decide whether we love our children enough not to expel them from our world and leave them to their own devices, not to strike from their hands their chance of undertaking something new—but to prepare them in advance for the task of renewing a common world.
... let me, floating days, give you my hand./You will not lose me. As a sign I leave behind/For you, this page and the flame.
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