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Simone Weil
1909 - 1943
French philosopher and mystic
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The Need for Roots : Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Toward Mankind (1949)
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There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime - namely, repressive justice.

Dec. 01, 1950 - from her essay "Human Personality", published in La Table Ronde
The first of the soul's needs, the one which touches most nearly its eternal destiny, is order.

1943 - from The Need for Roots, written on her deathbed, published in 1949