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Simone Weil

Simone Weil (; 3 February 1909 – 24 August 1943) was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist.

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    Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)

    The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.
    —Simone Weil (1909–1943)