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Truth, Justice, and Public Good: Simone Weil on Political Manipulation, the Dangers of “For” and “Against,” and How to Save Thinking from Opinion
Truth, Justice, and Public Good: Simone Weil on Political Manipulation, the Dangers of “For” and “Against,” and How to Save Thinking from Opinion

“True attention is a state so difficult for any human creature, so violent, that any emotional disturbance can derail it. Therefore, one must always endeavour strenuously to protect one’s inner faculty of judgment against the turmoil of personal hopes and fears.”

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Elevating Resolutions for the New Year Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds
Elevating Resolutions for the New Year Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

Cultivate honorable relationships, resist absentminded busyness, tell the world how to treat you, embrace enoughness, and more.

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Simone Weil on the Paradox of Friendship and Separation
Simone Weil on the Paradox of Friendship and Separation

“It is a fault to wish to be understood before we have made ourselves clear to ourselves.”

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French Philosopher and Political Activist Simone Weil on the Crucial Difference Between Our Rights and Our Obligations
French Philosopher and Political Activist Simone Weil on the Crucial Difference Between Our Rights and Our Obligations

“The notion of obligations comes before that of rights, which is subordinate and relative to the former. A right is not effectual by itself, but only in relation to the obligation to which it corresponds.”

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The Mountain View of the Mind: Simone Weil on the Purest and Most Fertile Form of Thought
The Mountain View of the Mind: Simone Weil on the Purest and Most Fertile Form of Thought

“Our thought should be empty, waiting, not seeking anything, but ready to receive in its naked truth the object that is to penetrate it.”

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Simone Weil on Attention and Grace
Simone Weil on Attention and Grace

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”

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