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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Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers who in their turn will manufacture still more teachers.
With no matter what human being taken individually I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him, either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great or on the contrary too precious to be destroyed.
The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
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.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.