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Simone Weil

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All sins are attempts to fill voids.

— Simone Weil

#fill #sins

A beautiful woman looking at her image in the mirror may very well believe the image is herself. An ugly woman knows it is not.

— Simone Weil

#mysticism #beauty

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

#evil #good #morality #reality #romantic

Love of God is pure when joy and suffering inspire an equal degree of gratitude.

— Simone Weil

#love #suffering #equality

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

— Simone Weil

#anguish #forms #never #new #only

He who has not God in himself cannot feel His absence.

— Simone Weil

#faith #faith

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

— Simone Weil

#condemned #his #intelligence #intelligent #intelligent man

We have to endure the discordance between imagination and fact. It is better to say, “I am suffering,” than to say, “This landscape is ugly.

— Simone Weil

#courage #honesty #inspiration #status-quo #truth

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

#god #proof #faith

La beauté séduit la chair pour obtenir la permission de passer jusqu'à l'âme.

— Simone Weil

#the-flesh #the-soul #beauty

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Nor does this constitute a delimitation of God's omnipotence if it is not that God could not create a perfect world but that the act which we refer towards by saying "create" in its very essence implies the impossibility of perfection. At this time Simone Weil was a Marxist pacifist and trade unionist. When Simone Weil returned to France her political friends in France dismissed her fears thinking Germany would continue to be controlled by the centrists or those to the left.

She taught intermittently throughout the 1930s taking several breaks due to poor health and to devote herself to political activism work that would see her assisting in the trade union movement taking the side of the left in the Spanish Civil War and spending more than a year working as a labourer mostly in auto factories so Simone Weil could better understand the working class. Weil wrote throughout her life though most of her writings did not attract much attention until after her death. Simone Weil (French: [simɔn vɛj]; 3 February 1909 – 24 August 1943) was a French philosopher Christian mystic and social activist.

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