"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."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Hannah Arendt on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Hannah Arendt on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Hannah Arendt on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Hannah Arendt on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Hannah Arendt on Winston Churchill
"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."