Quotation by Simone Weil

I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
Simone Weil (1909–1943), French philosopher, mystic. Letter, March 1937. Published in Simone Pétrement, Vie de Simone Weil, vol. 2, ch. 3 (1976).
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