Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quotes


61 Antoine de Saint-Exupery quotes:



"Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it."
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"What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step."
"To be a man is to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world."
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
"Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness."
"Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart."
"Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction."
"More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use."
"I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin."
"It is such a secret place, the land of tears."
"The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them."
"'Men have forgotten this truth,' said the fox. 'But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.'"
"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye."
"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."
"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
"Mad is the man who is forever gritting his teeth against that granite block, complete and changeless, of the past"
"Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself."
"You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you. To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you--the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered."
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures --in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together."



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