The Human Condition

by Hannah Arendt
14 Oct 1906 // 4 Dec 1975
Political Theorist

The Temptation to Change Society (1)

Exasperation with the threefold frustration of action - the unpredictability of its outcome, the irreversibility of the process, and the anonymity of its authors - is almost as old as recorded histor...

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The Human Condition

Hannah Arendt


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."