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Simone Weil

Datum narození: 3. únor 1909
Datum úmrtí: 24. srpen 1943
Další jména: Simone Weilová

Simone Weil [simon véj], byla francouzská filosofka, sociální reformátorka a mystička.


„Řekneš-li si, je to tak a tak, pokus se představit si, že to může být právě naopak.“

„Člověk nemá jiné východisko než si namluvit, že to, k čemu je nucen, činí dobrovolně…poslušnost nahrazuje oddaností.“


„Člověk je stvořen přirozenými a společenskými silami a může být jimi „odtvořen“.“

„Trpět neznamená nic jiného než myslet na neštěstí.“

„Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.“

„The world is the closed door. It is a barrier. And at the same time it is the way through.

Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but it is also their means of communication. … Every separation is a link.“
Gravity and Grace

„The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?“

„Love of God is pure when joy and suffering inspire an equal degree of gratitude.“ Gravity and Grace


„Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.“

„Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.“

„All sins are attempts to fill voids.“

„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.“ Waiting for God


„Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached.“

„Love is not consolation. It is light.“

„Human existence is so fragile a thing and exposed to such dangers that I cannot love without trembling.“ Gravity and Grace

„To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.“

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