Simone Weil quotes

For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are… (read more)
Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any affection. Keep your solitude. The day, if it ever comes, when… (read more)
There is something else which has the power to awaken us to the truth. It is the works of writers… (read more)
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large… (read more)
The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to… (read more)
Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions,… (read more)
To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art… (read more)
Learn to reject friendship, or rather the dream of friendship. To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to… (read more)
The role of the intelligence -that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
Mathematics alone make us feel the limits of our intelligence. For we can always suppose in the case of an… (read more)
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims;… (read more)
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who… (read more)
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that… (read more)
Humility is attentive patience.
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in… (read more)
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that… (read more)
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo… (read more)