Simone Weil


Simone Weil born Paris, France February 3, 1909 (d. 1943). Philosopher and social activist. Advocate of nonviolence; anarchist. Aided German communists fleeing Hitler's regime, 1932; took part in France's general strike, 1933.


"A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war."

"We must absolutely everything, as a whole and in each detail, including evil in all its forms; notably our own past sins. . . " (Waiting for God, Jan. 19, 1942; photo