Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes will manufacture professors
Quote by Simone Weil
We can only know one thing about God - that he is what we are...
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human...
Pain is the root of knowledge
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as...
Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to...
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as...
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that...
To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.
The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life
The only way into truth is through one's own annihilation; through dwelling a long time...
There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured...
It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from...
To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends...