How many crimes are committed merely because their authors could not endure being wrong!
On finirait par devenir fou, ou par mourir, si on ne pouvait pas pleurer. We would end by becoming crazy or by dying, if we could not cry.Guy de Maupassant
Simone Weil, I maintain this now, is the only great spirit of our times and I hope that those who realize this have enough modesty to not try to appropriate her overwhelming witnessing.
For my part, I would be satisfied if one could say that in my place, with the humble means at my disposal, I served to make known and disseminate her work whose full impact we have yet to measure.
Qu'un Anglais comme lui fît le tour du monde un sac à la main, passe encore; mais une femme ne pouvait entreprendre une pareille traversée dans ces conditions.jules verne
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