There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.
Truthfulness has never been counted among the political virtues, and lies have always been regarded as justifiable tools in political dealings.
If there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with ...- David Korten
The truths that matter most to us come always half spoken.- Baltasar Gracián
Cunning grows in deceit at seeing itself discovered, and tries to deceive with truth itsel- Baltasar Gracián
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.- Ernest Hemingway
The first casualty when war comes is truth.- Hiram Johnson
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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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