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Hannah Arendt

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Biography - Hannah Arendt:

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

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The law of progress holds that everything now must be better than what was there before. Don’t you see if you want something better, and better, and better, you lose the good. The good is no longer even being measured.
Hannah Arendt




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The best is the enemy of good.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary

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Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.”
William Shakespeare - King Lear




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Quotes for: good

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Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.”
Abbé Pierre
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
Baltasar Gracian
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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To progress, it is not enough to want to act, one must first know in which direction to act.”
Gustave Le Bon - Hier et demain. Pensées brèves
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world : the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw
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World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.”
Oscar Wilde - A Woman of No Importance
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The real democratic progress is not to lower the level of the elite toward that of the crowd, but to raise that of the crowd toward the elite.”
Gustave Le Bon - Hier et demain. Pensées brèves
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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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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
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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.”
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Finding the right words at the right moment is action.”
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Unthinking people are like sleepwalkers.”
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The meaning of politics is freedom.”
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