Simone Weil quotes

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Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real i ...
In solitude we are in the presence of mere matter (even the sky, the stars, the moon, trees in blossom), things of less value (per ...
We can only know one thing about God--that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contempl ...
It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over the possible to the mechanics of matter and the autonomy of ...
To us, men of the West, a very strange thing happened at the turn of the century; without noticing it, we lost science, or at leas ...
The appetite for power, even for universal power, is only insane when there is no possibility of indulging it; a man who sees the ...
The real stumbling-block of totalitarian régimes is not the spiritual need of men for freedom of thought; it is men's inability t ...
It is not enough that France should be regarded as a country which enjoys the remains of a freedom acquired long ago. If she is st ...
The needs of a human being are sacred. Their satisfaction cannot be subordinated either to reasons of state, or to any considerati ...
When a man's life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men's actions or negli ...
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