Quotation by Hannah Arendt

No civilization ... would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilizing factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions, are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other.
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. "Civil Disobedience," Crises of the Republic (1972).
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