Hannah Arendt Quotes (133 quotes)
“In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.”
Rahel Varnhagen: the life of a Jewess (1997 edition), Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
“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.”
The portable Hannah Arendt (2000 edition), Penguin Group USA
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHannah Arendt
Born: October 14, 1906
Died: December 4, 1975 (aged 69)
Bio: Johanna Hannah Arendt was a German American political theorist. She has often been described as a philosopher, although she refused that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with man in the singular. She described herself instead as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the world.
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