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 Jim Arendt - “We worked on a few things to help improve it.”
 Hannah Arendt - “These are the fifties, you know. The disgusting, posturing fifties.”
 Hannah Arendt - “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.”
 Hannah Arendt - “Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses.”
 Hannah Arendt - “Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.”
 Hannah Arendt - “The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility he can never admit an error.”
 Hannah Arendt - “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.”
 Hannah Arendt - “Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle”
 Hannah Arendt - “Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think”
 Hannah Arendt - “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.”
 Hannah Arendt - “It was as though in those last minutes he (Eichmann) was summing up the lessons that this long course in human wickedness had taught us the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil”
 Hannah Arendt - “The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.”
 Hannah Arendt - “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.”
 Hannah Arendt - “The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.”
 Jim Arendt - “Scott went to the bucket hard all night against the taller Wolves.”
 Hannah Arendt - “The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself they are the modes in which life itself, together with the necessity to which it is bound, makes itself felt. For mortals, the ''easy life of the gods'' would be a lifeless life.”
 Hannah Arendt - “Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one”
 Hannah Arendt - “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.”
 Hannah Arendt - “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.”
 Hannah Arendt - “Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.”
 Hannah Arendt - “The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”
 Danny Arendt - “Arabs usually participate in fairs in Brazil, where we also make contacts.”
 Hannah Arendt - “Freedom from labor itself is not new it once belonged among the most firmly established privileges of the few. In this instance, it seems as though scientific progress and technical developments had been only taken advantage of to achieve something about which all former ages dreamed but which none had been able to realize.”
 Hannah Arendt - “Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.”
 Hannah Arendt - “Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.”

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