The ceaseless, senseless demand for original scholarship in a number of fields, where only erudition is now possible, has led either to sheer irrelevancy, the famous knowing of more and more about less and less. . . .
Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975)
Contributed by: Zaady
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.
Mathematics, the non-empirical science par excellence . . . the science of sciences, delivering the key to those laws of nature and the universe which are concealed by appearances.
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.
Source: The New Yorker, 1977
Under conditions of tyranny it is far easer to act than to think.
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
Action without a name, a "who" attached to it, is meaningless.
Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival.
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