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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)
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep; thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being; and only suffering teaches him this.
Simone Weil (1909–1943), French philosopher, mystic. La Source Grecque, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1953).
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