Simone Weil

1909 - 1943

A Quote by Simone Weil on greatness, civilization, and spirituality

The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on attention, unhappiness, people, love, and happiness

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. 

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on love, action, and direction

It is only necessary to know that love is a direction and not a state of the soul. If one is unaware of this, one falls to despair at the first onslaught of affliction.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: vare2.com Daily Action Newsletter

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A Quote by Simone Weil on evil, imaginary, good, and reality

Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil

Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on simone weil and intelligence

The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like a condemned man who is proud of his large cell.  

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: From the essay Human Personality

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A Quote by Simone Weil on work of art, art, and lifes work

The work of art which I do not make, none other will ever make it.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil

Sin is nothing else but the failure to recognize human wretchedness.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: Gravity and Grace

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A Quote by Simone Weil on citizenship, conflict, country, economics, interest, and war

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: The Need for Roots (1949)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on money

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Algebra and money are essentially levelers; the first intellectually, the second effectively.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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