Hannah Arendt Quotes & Sayings

44 most famous Hannah Arendt quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was an American historian who passed away on 4 December, 1975.

Hannah Arendt Quotes
“Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.”
Hannah Arendt Quotes
“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
Hannah Arendt Quotes
“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.”
Hannah Arendt Quotes
“This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.”
Hannah Arendt Quotes
“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.”
Hannah Arendt Quotes
“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”
Hannah Arendt Quotes
“Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.”
Hannah Arendt Quotes
“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.”
Hannah Arendt Quotes
“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.”
Hannah Arendt Quotes
“Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.”

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