I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.
Quote by Simone Weil
Simone Weil Quotes
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to...
To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like...
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and...
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a...
To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile.
We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to...
There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured...
The highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest.
The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent...
Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that...
To change and to change for the better are two different things.
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in...