"War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Hannah Arendt on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Hannah Arendt on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Hannah Arendt on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Hannah Arendt on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."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."