The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)
Contributed by: Siona
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.
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.
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Contributed by: Mila
Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.
Contributed by: Zoar
Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it.
Contributed by: Wabi-Sabi
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like a condemned man who is proud of his large cell.
Source: From the essay Human Personality
Contributed by: redvis
The work of art which I do not make, none other will ever make it.
Contributed by: Mary_C
Sin is nothing else but the failure to recognize human wretchedness.
Source: Gravity and Grace
Contributed by: Amber
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.
Source: The Need for Roots (1949)
Contributed by: Zaady
Algebra and money are essentially levelers; the first intellectually, the second effectively.
Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.
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