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Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
-: [ The Pre-War Notebook (1933-1939),published at 1970 and edited by Richard Rees ]
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Art
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When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above,
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Achievement
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The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Education
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magination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Imagination
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Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Imagination
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The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Work
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The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Future
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The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Faith
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Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Humanism
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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 | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Friendship
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Learn to reject friendship, or rather the dream of friendship. To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art, or life (like aesthetic joys). I must refuse it in order to be worthy to receive it
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Friendship
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Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Life
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To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Morality
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Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Beauty
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I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Humankind
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Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Charity
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Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Culture
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Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep; thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being; and only suffering teaches
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Adversity
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The needs of a human being are sacred. Their satisfaction cannot be subordinated either to reasons of state, or to any consideration of money, nationality, race, or color, or to the moral or other value attributed to the human being in question, or to any consideration whatsoever.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Aid
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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 | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Aid
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An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Atheism
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