Best Quotes by Hannah Arendt (Top 10)

  1. The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
  2. Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
  3. The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
  4. 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.
  5. There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.
  6. The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy the capacity to form any.
  7. Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
  8. Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time
  9. One of the greatest advantages of the totalitarian elites of the twenties and thirties was to turn any statement of fact into a question of motive.
  10. Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.

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