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To be able to hurt others with impunity—for instance to pass our anger on to an inferior who is obliged to be silent—is to spare ourselves from an expenditure of energy, an expenditure which the other person will have to make. It is the same in the case of the unlawful satisfaction of any desire. The energy we economize in this way is immediately debased.

— Simone Weil, Gravity & Grace
The source of man’s moral energy is outside him, like that of his physical energy (food, air etc.). He generally finds it, and that is why he has the illusion—as on the physical plane—that his being carries the principle of its preservation within itself. Privation alone makes him feel his need. And, in the event of privation, he cannot help turning to anything whatever which is edible.

— Simone Weil, Gravity & Grace
Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is actually gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.

— Simone Weil