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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. ...
by Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt

Related topics: Forgiveness

The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility;
he can never admit an error.
- Hannah Arendt

In order to go on living one must try to escape the
death involved in perfectionism.
- Hannah Arendt

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial,
but an indispensable experience, which entitles them
to mistake it for a universal one.
- Hannah Arendt

 

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake,
matters become political by definition,
for speech is what makes man a political being.
- Hannah Arendt

The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.
- Hannah Arendt

The defiance of established authority,
religious and secular, social and political,
as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted
the outstanding event of the last decade.
- Hannah Arendt

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It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing
but the latest form of voluntary association,
and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest
traditions of the country.
- Hannah Arendt

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself.
Give yourself peace of mind.
You deserve to be happy.
You deserve delight.
- Hannah Arendt

We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities
to the common denominator of securing the necessities
of life and providing for their abundance.
- Hannah Arendt

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.
- Hannah Arendt

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity,
because his freedom is always won in his never wholly
successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
- Hannah Arendt

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.
- Hannah Arendt

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
- Hannah Arendt

Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.
- Hannah Arendt

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future,
making it predictable and reliable to the extent that
this is humanly possible.
- Hannah Arendt

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

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

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content,
from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
- Hannah Arendt

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the
momentum of totalitarianism itself.
The masses have to be won by propaganda.
- Hannah Arendt

The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia,
happiness in the sense of living well,
which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
- Hannah Arendt

For the things we have to learn before we can do them,
we learn by doing them.
- Hannah Arendt

Revolutionaries do not make revolutions.
The revolutionaries are those who know when power is
lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
- Hannah Arendt

Our tradition of political thought had its definite
beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle.
I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
- Hannah Arendt

Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in
words that equal what is given by the senses.
- Hannah Arendt

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.
- Hannah Arendt

There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.
- Hannah Arendt

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative
the day after the revolution.
- Hannah Arendt

Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.
- Hannah Arendt

This is the precept by which I have lived:
Prepare for the worst;
expect the best; and take what comes.
- 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

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.
- Hannah Arendt

War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
- Hannah Arendt

Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world;
entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life.
- Hannah Arendt

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else.
From beauty no road leads to reality.
- Hannah Arendt

Action without a name, a who attached to it,
is meaningless.
- Hannah Arendt

These are the fifties, you know.
The disgusting, posturing fifties.
- Hannah Arendt

The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence
has become in international relations,
the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs,
specifically in the matter of revolution.
- Hannah Arendt

The new always happens against the overwhelming odds
of statistical laws and their probability,
which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty;
the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
- Hannah Arendt

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.
- Hannah Arendt

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.
- Hannah Arendt

It is in the very nature of things human that every
act that has once made its appearance and has been
recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind
as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
- Hannah Arendt

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective
guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits,
and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.
- Hannah Arendt

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.
- Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no love without forgiveness,
and there is no forgiveness without love.
- Bryant H. McGill

Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
- Jewel

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal.
- Terry Goodkind

Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice,
Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity -
The Values of an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone
and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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