Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quotes


61 Antoine de Saint-Exupery quotes:



"The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them."
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"The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something."
"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."
"Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction."
"Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men."
"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."
"To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible."
"For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow."
"Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living"
"We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men."
"A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind."
"Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?"
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."
"Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made."
"Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are."
"Commonly, people believe that defeat is characterized by a general bustle and a feverish rush. Bustle and rush are the signs of victory, not of defeat. Victory is a thing of action. It is a house in the act of being built. Every participant in victory sweats and puffs, carrying the stones for the building of the house. But defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom. And above all of futility."
"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man."
"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."
"Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world"
Author: Saint-Exupery Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"What do we mean by setting a man free? You cannot free a man who dwells in a desert and is an unfeeling brute. There is no liberty except the liberty of some one making his way towards something. Such a man can be set free if you will teach him the meaning of thirst, and how to trace a path to a well. Only then will he embark upon a course of action that will not be without significance. You could not liberate a stone if there were no law of gravity -- for where will the stone go, once it is quarried?"



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