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Hannah Arendt
Equality...is the result of human organization. We are not born equal.

Hannah Arendt
Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.

Hannah Arendt
The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.

Hannah Arendt
There is a strange interdependence between thoughtlessness and evil.

Hannah Arendt
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.

Hannah Arendt
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

Hannah Arendt
To be sure, nothing is more important to the integrity of the universities than a rigorously enforced divorce from waroriented research and all connected enterprises.

Hannah Arendt
Every organization of men, be it social or political, ultimately relies on man's capacity for making promises and keeping them.

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