Simone Weil Quotes (237 quotes)
“A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.”
Écrits de Londres (1957), Fragments et Notes
“A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.”
Gravity and Grace (1952)
“A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.”
The Power of Words (1937)
“A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.”
Gravity and Grace
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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.
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“There is no slavery but ignorance. Liberty is the child of intelligence. The history of man is simply the history of slavery, of injustice and brutality, together with the means by which he has, through the dead and desolate years, slowly and painfully advanced.”