"To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Simone Weil on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Simone Weil on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Simone Weil on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Simone Weil on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Simone Weil on Booker T. Washington
"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."