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The real stumbling-block of totalitarian r?gimes is not the spiritual need of men for freedom of thought; it is men's inability to stand the physical and nervous strain of a permanent state of excitement, except during a few years of their youth.

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Simone Weil (February 3, 1909August 24, 1943) was a French philosopher and mystic.

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