"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Hannah Arendt on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Hannah Arendt on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Hannah Arendt on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Hannah Arendt on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Hannah Arendt on Booker T. Washington
"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."
"By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality."
"This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst expect the best and take what comes."
"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."
"In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism."