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 :: 1910-1943, French Philosopher, Mystic

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Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
~ Simone Weil - [Force]

 

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Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
~ Simone Weil - [Oppression]

 

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Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
~ Simone Weil - [Humanism]

 

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I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
~ Simone Weil - [Christians and Christianity]

 

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I can, therefore I am.
~ Simone Weil - [Existence]

 

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I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.
~ Simone Weil - [Nations]

 

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I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
~ Simone Weil - [Humankind]

 

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If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.
~ Simone Weil - [Civilization]

 

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If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
~ Simone Weil - [Dissatisfaction]

 

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Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.
~ Simone Weil - [Imagination]

 

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Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
~ Simone Weil - [Imagination]

 

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In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.
~ Simone Weil - [God]

 

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In solitude we are in the presence of mere matter (even the sky, the stars, the moon, trees in blossom), things of less value (perhaps) than a human spirit. Its value lies in the greater possibility of attention.
~ Simone Weil - [Solitude]

 

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In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.
~ Simone Weil - [Grief]

 

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In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
~ Simone Weil - [Churches]

 

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In this world, only those people who have fallen to the lowest degree of humiliation, far below beggary, who are not just without any social consideration but are regarded by all as being deprived of that foremost human dignity, reason itself -- only those people, in fact, are capable of telling the truth. All the others lie.
~ Simone Weil - [Truth]

 

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It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.
~ Simone Weil - [Aid and Assistance]

 

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It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over the possible to the mechanics of matter and the autonomy of his creatures.
~ Simone Weil - [God]

 

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It would seem that man was born a slave, and that slavery is his natural condition. At the same time nothing on earth can stop man from feeling himself born for liberty. Never, whatever may happen, can he accept servitude; for he is a thinking creature.
~ Simone Weil - [Liberty]

 

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Learn to reject friendship, or rather the dream of friendship. To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art, or life (like aesthetic joys). I must refuse it in order to be worthy to receive it
~ Simone Weil - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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