The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
Quote by Hannah Arendt
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Power and violence are opposites where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst expect the best and take what comes.
Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads them to a good job and a bright horizon.
We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others.
Engineering undergraduates should not be charged fees. They should receive grants, not student loans, and the government will get the money back long-term from increased exports.
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.
Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
The most solid piece of scientific truth I know of is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature.
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV.