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Hannah Arendt



    Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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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    Immortality is what nature possesses without effort and without anybody's assistance, and immortality is what the mortals must therefore try to achieve if they want to live up to the world into which they were born, to live up to the things which surround them and to whose company they are admitted for a short while.

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    The point, as Marx saw it, is that dreams never come true.

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