Antoine de Saint Exupery quotes

 quotes - Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. Share

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

 quotes - The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something. Share

“The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

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“The one thing that matters is the effort.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

 quotes - It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Share

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“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

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“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.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“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.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“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

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“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.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten".”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“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.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“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.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.”

— 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

“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“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.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

“Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.”

— Antoine de Saint Exupery

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

— Antoine de Saint Exupery