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Simone Weil

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Biography - Simone Weil:

French philosopher, mystic and political activist.
Born: 1909 - Died: 1943
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: France
France

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A man left alone in the universe would have no rights whatever, but he would have obligations.
Simone Weil




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Translation

(French)


French
Un homme qui serait seul dans l'univers n'aurait aucun droit, mais seulement des obligations.”
Simone Weil




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Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.”
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Everything mystical is personal — accordingly it is an elementary variation of the universe.”
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All I did was to look at what the universe showed me.”
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Nothing is indifferent, nothing is powerless in the universe; an atom can dissolve everything, an atom can save everything”
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Miss one person and the world seems empty.”
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A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”
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The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored.”
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One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.”
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I know of only one duty, and that is to love.”
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Love is a better teacher than duty.”
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There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.”
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Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.”
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It is much easier to obey your superior than to command yourself; and when you can do whatever you want, it's not easy to want only what you have to.”
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Health is the primary duty of life.”
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I also am other than what I imagine myself to be. To know this is forgiveness.”
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Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”
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Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.”
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Beauty is the harmony of chance and the good.”
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