"There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Simone Weil on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Simone Weil on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Simone Weil on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Simone Weil on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Simone Weil on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."