"The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Simone Weil on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Simone Weil on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Simone Weil on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Simone Weil on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Simone Weil on Albert Einstein
"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."