Bangiz - Hannah Arendt lahir di Linden, hanover, Jerman pada tanggal 14 Oktober 1906. Ia meninggal dunia pada usia 69 tahun tepatnya pada tanggal 14 Desember 1975 di New York, Amerika Serikat. Berikut ini adalah kata-kata yang beliau ungkapkan tentang pemikiran-pemikirannya yang sering digambarkan sebagai seorang filsuf.

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.

There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.

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

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.

Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt
Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.

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.

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.

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.

To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.

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

Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.

Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.

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.

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.

It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.

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

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.

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.
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