Simone Weil Quote
“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.”
To her pupils at Roanne in 1934. As reported in "Utopian pessimist: the life and thought of Simone Weil" (Poseidon Press, 1990) by David McLellan, p. 93
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSimone Weil
Born: February 3, 1909
Died: August 24, 1943 (aged 34)
Bio: Simone Weil was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist.