Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quotes


61 Antoine de Saint-Exupery quotes:



"A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them."
"The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartless accomplices. It is impossible to see behind defeat, the sacrifices, the austere performance of duty, the self-discipline and the vigilance that are there -- those things the god of battle does not take account of."
"I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind."
"A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born."
"When you give yourself, you receive more than you give."
"The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate."
"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return."
"What was my body to me? A kind of flunkey in my service. Let but my anger wax hot, my love grow exalted, my hatred collect in me, and that boasted solidarity between me and my body was gone."
"It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys."
"A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance."
"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction"
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
"Man's "progress" is but a gradual discovery that his questions have no meaning"
"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction."
"How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become -- to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being."
"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose."
"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."
"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."
"Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction."
"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."



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