Antoine de Saint-Exupery

1900 - 1944

A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on worries, consciousness, stress, letting go, and problems

The field of consciousness is tiny.  It accepts only one problem at a time.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on responsibility, forever, and tamed

You become responsible forever for what you've tamed. 

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: The Little Prince, 1943, translated from French by Richard Howard

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on mystery, obedience, and power

When a mystery is too overpowering, one dare not disobey.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

'Men have forgotten this truth,' said the fox. 'But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.'

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: The Little Prince

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on judgement, prejudice, wisdom, and know thyself

It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) in French

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on place, sea, space, and stars

Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become.  But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: The Wisdom of the Sands

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on discovery, dream, intuition, and logic

The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry.  He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him...  He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Wartime Writings 1939-1944

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on joy

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All of us have had the experience of a sudden joy that came when nothing in the world had forewarned us of its coming - a joy so thrilling that if it was born of misery we remembered even the misery with tenderness.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Wind, Sand and Stars

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on life

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Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Flight to Arras

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on illusion

The one thing that matters is the effort.  It continues, whereas the end to be attained is but an illusion of the climber, as he fares on and on from crest to crest; and once the goal is reached it has no meaning.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: The Wisdom of the Sands

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