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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint Exupéry was a French writer, poet and aviator.
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The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed.

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A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If someone wants a sheep, then that means that he exists.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.

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.

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That is the hardest thing of all. It is much harder to judge yourself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself, it's because you're truly a wise man.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

He who would travel happily must travel light.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is only with one's heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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 the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wait for a time, exactly under the star. Then, if a little man appears who laughs, who has golden hair and who refuses to answer questions, you will know who he is. If this should happen, please comfort me. Send me word that he has come back

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