Simone Weil (3 February 1909 – 24 August 1943) was a French philosopher, mystic, and political activist. Weil wrote throughout her life, though most of her writings did not attract much attention until after her death. In the 1950s and 1960s, her work became famous on continental Europe and throughout the English-speaking world. Her thought has continued to be the subject of extensive scholarship across a wide range of fields.
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Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
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 his creatures.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile.
Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.