Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
Quote by Simone Weil
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who...
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing...
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Nothing is less instructive than a machine.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but...
Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat.
I can, therefore I am.
The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real
There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely,...
The highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest.
When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual...
We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable...
The only way into truth is through one's own annihilation; through dwelling a long time...
I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on...
It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory...
There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured...
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.