"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."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Hannah Arendt on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Hannah Arendt on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Hannah Arendt on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Hannah Arendt on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Hannah Arendt on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."