Antoine de Saint-Exupery

1900 - 1944

A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on love, compassion, insight, wisdom, sight, and blindness

Mais les yeux sont aveugles. Il faut chercher avec le couer. (But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Le Petit Prince: French Edition, Pages: 73

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Les hommes ont oublié cette vérité, dit le renard. Mais tu ne dois pas l'oublier. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé. 

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on flower, stars, sheep, rose, and little prince

If some one loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself, “My flower’s up there somewhere. . . .” But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it’s as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn’t important?

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: The Little Prince

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on joy, happiness, thrill, and surprise

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, 1939, translated from French Lewis Galantière

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on perfection, design, simplicity, and elegance

In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Online Article

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on creativity, judgement, worth, and imagination

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Flight To Arras

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on childhood, age, wisdom, numbers, statistics, categorisations, and judgments

Grown-ups like numbers. When you tell them about a new friend, they never ask questions about what really matters. They never ask: 'What does his voice sound like?' 'What games does he like best?' 'Does he collect butterflies?' They ask: 'How old is he?' 'How many brothers does he have?' 'How much does he weigh?' 'How much money does his father make?' Only then do they think they know him.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: The Little Prince

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on teaching, longing, and management

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on life

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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 antoine de saint-exupery, deserts, and secrets

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Le Petit Prince

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