Quotation by Hannah Arendt

Our Last Will and Testament, providing for the only future of which we can be reasonably certain, namely our own death, shows that the Will's need to will is no less strong than Reason's need to think; in both instances the mind transcends its own natural limitations, either by asking unanswerable questions or by projecting itself into a future which, for the willing subject, will never be.
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), U.S. philosopher and political theorist; born in Germany. The Life of the Mind, vol. 2: Willing, ch. 1 (1978).
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