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Biography - Hannah Arendt:

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

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.



Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le pardon est la clé de l'action et de la liberté.

German
Vergebung ist der Schlüssel zum Handeln und zur Freiheit.




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Quotes for: freedom


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Quotes about freedom:


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.





Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."





There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.





This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.











Quotes for: forgiveness


Quotes

Quotes about forgiveness:


Love truth, but pardon error.





What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.





The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.





We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.





I also am other than what I imagine myself to be. To know this is forgiveness.





Children begin by loving their parents after a time they judge them rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.











Quotes for: action


Quotes

Quotes about action:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.





Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.





To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.











Quotes

Hannah Arendt also said...


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.





The best of all will be those who know only one thing for certain: that whatever else happens, as long as we live we shall have to live together with ourselves.





Finding the right words at the right moment is action.





Unthinking people are like sleepwalkers.





What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing.





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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