Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one allows himself to be tamed.

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

One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.

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

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

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Language is the source of misunderstandings.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.

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

Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.

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
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