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Biography - Hannah Arendt:

German-born American political theorist.
Born: 1906 - Died: 1975
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

Finding the right words at the right moment is action.




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Translation

(French, German)



French
Les mots justes trouvés au bon moment sont de l’action.

German
Finden des rechten Wortes im rechten Augenblick ist bereits Handeln.




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One word and all is saved
One word and all is lost.


The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.




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Action, with all its uncertainties, is like an ever-present reminder that men, though they must die, are not born in order to die, but to begin something new.
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What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing.
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If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer... And a people that no longer can believe anything cannot make up its mind. It is deprived not only of its capacity to act but also of its capacity to think and to judge. And with such a people you can then do what you please.
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