Simone Weil

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Simone Weil (3 February 1909 – 24 August 1943) was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist.

Weil's whole life was marked by an exceptional compassion for the suffering of others; at the age of six, for instance, she refused to eat sugar after she heard that soldiers fighting in the First World War had to go without. She died ...
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11 November 2014
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.
11 November 2014
Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
11 November 2014
There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.
11 November 2014
It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down.
11 November 2014
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.


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