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Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself.
by 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

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the things we have to learn before we can do them,
we learn by doing them.
- 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 most radical revolutionary will become a conservative
the day after the revolution.
- Hannah Arendt

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

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

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

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

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

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport.
To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training,
diet and mental approach.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

One way or another, we all have to find
what best fosters the flowering of our humanity
in this contemporary life,
and dedicate ourselves to that.
- Joseph Campbell

If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your
life you become smarter while you are writing than
while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work.
- Russell Banks

I want to spend more time with those kids.
I want to dedicate my time to train those kids and
teach them what it takes,
what they need to do to get to this level.
- Thomas Dooley

It's a lot about the individual and it's really up to you,
how much you dedicate to the fight and how hard you
are working and that's where the outcome will come.
- Alexis Arguello

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago:
to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
- Robert Kennedy

You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself,
and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals.
If you do, you will be successful.
- Steve Garvey

So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream
and if your dream should come my way one day then we
will dance upon the boards of life.
- Ben Vereen

My goal is to be one with the music.
I just dedicate my whole life to this art.
- Jimi Hendrix

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life,
through devotion, to something beyond himself.
- Henry Miller

And finally, let me just say it is a fact that not
every city can dedicate resources to terrorism.
- Vito Fossella

Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems
I had I dedicate to God and to Chile,
because I kept Chile from becoming Communist.
- Augusto Pinochet

I think being a competitive diver for years helps you
focus and dedicate yourself to what's needed.
- Jason Statham

If you're going to dedicate every second to winning the decathlon,
what are you doing wasting your time in bed?
- Bruce Jenner

I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues
to developing human capital and technological development.
None of us politicians should be able to touch that money.
- Vicente Fox

Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics
knows that earning money isn't the top priority.
- Angela Merkel

Once I understood Bach's music, I wanted to be a concert pianist.
Bach made me dedicate my life to music,
and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world.
- Nina Simone

I never told my father I loved him before he died,
and I have a lot of issues about that.
They're all swimming around in my head,
in my heart, unresolved, and in a way it felt fitting
to dedicate the film to him.
- Gary Oldman

If these hands, used to fighting, would be acceptable to His Holiness,
we most thankfully dedicate them to the service of
him who deserves so well of the Church and of the fatherland.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful,
surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare
I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations?
the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes,
fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!
- Frances Burney

I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese
heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science,
a part of human civilization of Western origin,
to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work.
- Chen Ning Yang

I thought that my movie career was finished.
I was quite happy to dedicate myself 100% to the theater.
Surprisingly enough, I've never gotten so many work offers.
It's so exciting, this feeling of a new beginning after 40.
- Amy Irving

I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration
to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit,
a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and
a revival of opportunity for all Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

As long as the sun rises over Ontario and sets over the Pacific,
I will dedicate myself to bringing the people of Oregon
what they want and need most -
an era of hope,
change, and economic renewal.
- Ted Kulongoski

I think if we're going to have to landfill trash,
and I think we basically have to, we might as well
get the upside for it and dedicate that upside to improving
the environment in so many different ways.
- Ed Rendell


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