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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

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Born: February 3, 1909

Died: August 24, 1943 (aged 34)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Simone Weil was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist.

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