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On Forgiveness -- Hannah Arendt



http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/295107.html


Without being forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to act would ... be confined to one single deed from which we could never recover; we would remain the victims of its consequences forever, not unlike the sorcerer’s apprentice who lacked the magic formula to break the spell.
    -- Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), U.S. philosopher. The Human Condition, ch. 33 (1958).

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