"Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Hannah Arendt on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Hannah Arendt on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Hannah Arendt on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Hannah Arendt on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Hannah Arendt on William Shakespeare
"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."