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Quotation by Simone Weil
"A Note on Social Democracy" (written 1937), published in Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962) "Attention and Will" Gravity and Grace (1947, trans. 1952) "A War of Religions" Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962) "Classical Science and After" (written 1941), published in On Science, Necessity, and the Love of God, ed. Richard Rees (1968) "Cold War Policy in 1939" (written 1939), published in Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962)
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
Simone Weil (1909–1943), French philosopher, mystic. Lectures on Philosophy, pt. 3, ch. 2 (1978).
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