The Life of the Mind Quotes.

11. "If the ability to tell right from wrong should have anything to do with the ability to think, then we must be able to ‘demand’ its exercise in every sane person no matter how erudite or ignorant."
- Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind

12. "Cliches, stock phrases, adherence to conventional, standardized codes of expression and conduct have the socially recognized function of protecting us against reality, that is, against the claim on our thinking attention that all events and facts make by virtue of their existence."
- Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind

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