To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. (Albert Camus)
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Simone Weil

(1909 – 1943) A French social and religious philosopher, Christian mystic, and political activist. She was the sister of mathematician André Weil, through whom she became involved in mathematics, she became the only female member of the Bourbaki group.

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over the possible to the mechanics of matter and the autonomy of his creatures.
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.
Truth is sought not because it is truth but because it is good.
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