Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint Exupéry was a French writer, poet and aviator.
Found 65 thoughts of Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When the body sinks into death, the essence of man is revealed. Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied. Only those relationships matter. The body is an old crock that nobody will miss. I have never known a man to think of himself when dying. Never.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

They never say to you, 'What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?' Instead, they demand 'How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?' Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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

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 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

Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If I were to command a general to turn into a seagull, and if the general did not obey, that would not be the general's fault. It would be mine

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You become responsible forever, for what you have tamed.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The one thing that matters is the effort.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

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.

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

One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.

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

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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