Quotation by Simone Weil

Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Simone Weil (1909–1943), French philosopher, mystic. repr. In Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962). "The Romanesque Renaissance," Cahiers du Sud (Marseilles, 1941 or 1942).
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