"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Hannah Arendt on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Hannah Arendt on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Hannah Arendt on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Hannah Arendt on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Hannah Arendt on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."