There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.
Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods -- moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former -- but no opinion.
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.- Benazir Bhutto
In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.- Chris Patten
To state as clearly as may be what means lie ready to develop a property-owning democracy,...- Noel Skelton
The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment m...- William Ellery Channing
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.- Peter Ustinov
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What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. 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.
The right to marry whoever one wishes is an elementary human right compared to which “the right to attend an integrated school, the right to sit where one pleases on a bus, the right to go into any hotel or recreation area or place of amusement, regardless of one’s skin or color or race” are minor indeed. Even political rights, like the right to vote, and nearly all other rights enumerated in the Constitution, are secondary to the inalienable human rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence; and to this category the right to home and marriage unquestionably belongs.
|Birth:||14th October, 1906|
|Death:||4th December, 1975|
|Profession:||Philosopher, Professor, Theorist|
Johanna "Hannah" Arendt was born in Linden, German Empire. She was a German-born American philosopher, political theorist, professor and author. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in 1929. In 1959, she was named the first female lecturer at Princeton. She also taught at the University of Chicago from 1963 to 1967. Though often described as a philosopher, she rejected that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular" and instead described herself as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the world." Her works deal with the nature of power and the subjects of politics, direct democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. The Hannah Arendt Prize is named in her honor. She wrote several books include: The Origins of Totalitarianism, Rahel Varnhagen, The Human Condition, Between Past and Future, Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, Men in Dark Times(essays), On Violence, The Life of the Mind, The Jew as Pariah, and Responsibility and Judgment.
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