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God
Engrave this Quote It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over the possible to the mechanics of matter and the autonomy of his creatures.
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-Simone Weil
Engrave this Quote We can only know one thing about God -- that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.
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Engrave this Quote In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.
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Goodness
Engrave this Quote At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done
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Engrave this Quote Under the name of truth I also included beauty, virtue, and every kind of goodness, so that for me it was a question of a conception of the relationship between grace and desire. The conviction that had come to me was that when one hungers for bread one does not receive stones. But at that time I had not read the Gospel.
Just as I was certain that desire has in itself an efficacy in the realm of spiritual goodness whatever its form, I thought it was also possible that it might not be effective in any other realm.

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-Simone Weil, letter written in Marseilles, France to her close friend Father Perrin, May 15, 1942
Help
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Engrave this Quote 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.
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Humanity
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Engrave this Quote 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.
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Hurt, Injury
Engrave this Quote When a man's life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men's actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him.
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Imagination
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Engrave this Quote Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.
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Intelligence
Engrave this Quote Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
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Engrave this Quote The role of the intelligence --that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
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Justice
Engrave this Quote A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
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Language
Engrave this Quote A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
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-Simone Weil, Human Personality 1943
Legacy
Engrave this Quote 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, separated by an abyss, is the level where the highest things are achieved. These things are essentially anonymous.
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-Simone Weil, La Table Ronde Human Personality, 1950
Engrave this Quote To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves.
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Liberty
Engrave this Quote It would seem that man was born a slave, and that slavery is his natural condition. At the same time nothing on earth can stop man from feeling himself born for liberty. Never, whatever may happen, can he accept servitude; for he is a thinking creature.
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Life
Engrave this Quote Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.
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Engrave this Quote I can, therefore I am.
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Listening
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Simone Weil, Waiting for God
Machines, Machinery
Engrave this Quote Nothing is less instructive than a machine.
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Mathematics
Engrave this Quote Mathematics alone make us feel the limits of our intelligence. For we can always suppose in the case of an experiment that it is inexplicable because we don't happen to have all the data. In mathematics we have all the data and yet we don't understand. We always come back to the contemplation of our human wretchedness. What force is in relation to our will, the impenetrable opacity of mathematics is in relation to our intelligence.
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Morals
Engrave this Quote 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.
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