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Simone Weil Quotes: "We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them."

We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them.




Simone Weil Quotes: "Pain and suffering are a kind of currency passed from hand to hand until they reach someone who receives them but does not pass them on."

Pain and suffering are a kind of currency passed from hand to hand until they reach someone who receives them but does not pass them on.




Simone Weil Quotes: "There are only two things that pierce the human heart. One is beauty. The other is affliction."

There are only two things that pierce the human heart. One is beauty. The other is affliction.



Simone Weil Quotes: "If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money."

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.




Simone Weil Quotes: "A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves."

A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.



Simone Weil Quotes: "There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice."

There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice.



Simone Weil Quotes: "The joy of learning is as indispensable in study as breathing is in running."

The joy of learning is as indispensable in study as breathing is in running.




Simone Weil Quotes: "Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings."

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.



Simone Weil Quotes: "More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic."

More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought."

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.



Simone Weil Quotes: "God is rich in mercy. I know this wealth of his with the certainty of experience, I have touched it."

God is rich in mercy. I know this wealth of his with the certainty of experience, I have touched it.



Simone Weil Quotes: "The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?"

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?




Simone Weil Quotes: "Stars and blossoming fruit-trees: utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity."

Stars and blossoming fruit-trees: utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life."

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Love consents to all and commands only those who consent. Love is abdication. God is abdication."

Love consents to all and commands only those who consent. Love is abdication. God is abdication.



Simone Weil Quotes: "For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation."

For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty."

Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Official history is a matter of believing murderers on their own word."

Official history is a matter of believing murderers on their own word.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Every being cries out in silence to be read differently. Do not be indifferent to these cries."

Every being cries out in silence to be read differently. Do not be indifferent to these cries.



Simone Weil Quotes: "The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell."

The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.



Simone Weil Quotes: "To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul."

To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Human existence is so fragile a thing and exposed to such dangers that I cannot love without trembling."

Human existence is so fragile a thing and exposed to such dangers that I cannot love without trembling.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity."

Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Whenever one tries to suppress doubt , there is tyranny ."

Whenever one tries to suppress doubt , there is tyranny .



Simone Weil Quotes: "It is a fault to wish to be understood before we have made ourselves clear to ourselves."

It is a fault to wish to be understood before we have made ourselves clear to ourselves.



Simone Weil Quotes: "The sea is not less beautiful in our eyes because we know that sometimes ships are wrecked by it."

The sea is not less beautiful in our eyes because we know that sometimes ships are wrecked by it.



Simone Weil Quotes: "To die for God is not a proof of faith in God. To die for an unknown and repulsive convict who is a victim of injustice, that is a proof of faith in God."

To die for God is not a proof of faith in God. To die for an unknown and repulsive convict who is a victim of injustice, that is a proof of faith in God.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Every sin is an attempt to fly from emptiness."

Every sin is an attempt to fly from emptiness.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating."

Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.



Simone Weil Quotes: "I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her."

I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Love is not consolation, it is light."

Love is not consolation, it is light.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer."

Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer.



Simone Weil Quotes: "In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish."

In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.



Simone Weil Quotes: "The beauty of the world is Christ's tender smile for us coming through matter."

The beauty of the world is Christ's tender smile for us coming through matter.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him."

Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.



Simone Weil Quotes: "To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself."

To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.



Simone Weil Quotes: "What is surprising is not that oppression should make its appearance only after higher forms of economy have been reached, but that it should always accompany them."

What is surprising is not that oppression should make its appearance only after higher forms of economy have been reached, but that it should always accompany them.



Simone Weil Quotes: "It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance."

It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.



Simone Weil Quotes: "At the centre of the human heart is the longing for an absolute good, a longing which is always there and is never appeased by any object in this world."

At the centre of the human heart is the longing for an absolute good, a longing which is always there and is never appeased by any object in this world.



Simone Weil Quotes: "When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder."

When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Fortunately the sky is beautiful everywhere."

Fortunately the sky is beautiful everywhere.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Every perfect life is a parable invented by God."

Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.



Simone Weil Quotes: "I can, therefore I am."

I can, therefore I am.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Patriotism is idolatry of the self."

Patriotism is idolatry of the self.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Love: To feel with one's whole self the existence of another being."

Love: To feel with one's whole self the existence of another being.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached."

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.



Simone Weil Quotes: "The great error of nearly all studies of war... has been to consider war as an episode in foreign policies, when it is an act of interior politics."

The great error of nearly all studies of war... has been to consider war as an episode in foreign policies, when it is an act of interior politics.



Simone Weil Quotes: "Science is voiceless; it is the scientists who talk."

Science is voiceless; it is the scientists who talk.



Simone Weil Quotes: "The highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest."

The highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest.