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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)
What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.
Simone Weil (1909–1943), French philosopher, mystic. Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962). The Power of Words, first published in Nouveaux Cahiers (April 1 and 15, 1937).
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