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Quotation by Simone Weil
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A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
Simone Weil (1909–1943), French philosopher, mystic. "Fragments et Notes," ch. 10, Ecrits de Londres (1957).
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