Quote by Simone Weil
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
This quote conveys that the power of force is merciless, affecting not only those who have it but also those who are affected by it. Whether someone believes they have control over force or not, it inevitably brings harm. The quote reveals a harsh truth that no one truly possesses force, highlighting the illusion of power and control.
We should, I believe, beware of the pitfalls described by Taine: 'Imagine a man who sets out on a voyage equipped with a pair of spectacles that magnify things to an extraordinary degree. A hair on his hand, a spot on the tablecloth, the shifting fold of a coat, all will attract his attention; at this rate, he will not go far, he will spend his day taking six steps and will never get out of his room.' We have to get out of this room.