Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1

Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
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 machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
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

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

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate.
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

Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
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

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

To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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

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

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

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