"Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Simone Weil on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Simone Weil on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Simone Weil on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Simone Weil on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Simone Weil on William Shakespeare
"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."
"To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life."
"Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication."
"Beauty always promises, but never gives anything."
"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."