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Brief about Hannah Arendt: By info that we know Hannah Arendt was born at 1906-10-14. And also Hannah Arendt is German Historian.

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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.

Tags: Future, Human, Making

The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.

Tags: Condition, Earth, Human

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.

Tags: Freedom, History, Politics

Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.

Tags: Action, Attached, Name

The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility; he can never admit an error.

Tags: Admit, Become, Leader

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.

Tags: Ideology, Reality, Third

These are the fifties, you know. The disgusting, posturing fifties.

Tags: Disgusting, Fifties

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

Tags: Become, Small, War

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.

Tags: Become, Makes, Political

The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.

Tags: Become, Matter, Revolution

The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade.

Tags: Last, May, Political

The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.

Tags: End, Happiness, Men

Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.

Tags: End, Political, Thought

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

Tags: Almost, Human, Life

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.

Tags: Against, Best, Guilty

It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.

Tags: History, Nature, Past

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.

Tags: Cannot, Freedom, Successful

No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.

Tags: Enough, Power, Time

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.

Tags: Against, Everyday, Happens

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

Tags: Liar, Trouble, Truth