"To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Simone Weil on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Simone Weil on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Simone Weil on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Simone Weil on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Simone Weil on Maya Angelou
"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."