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Simone Weil
(1909-1943) born on
Feb 03
French philosopher, activist. She was a mystic and activist in the French Resistance during WW II; wrote "Gravity and Grace."
         
   
F
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.

R
Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
A
The work of art which I do not make, none other will ever make it.
N
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
K
[D]azzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above, separated by an abyss, is the level where the highest things are achieved. These things are essentially anonymous.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Gravity and Grace," 1947.
R: "Human Personality," published in "La Table Ronde," Dec 1950.
A: "The Notebooks of Simone Weil," 1951.
N: In "Selected Essays," ed. by Richard Rees, 1962.
K: "La Table Ronde," "Human Personality," 1950.
   


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