Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. It would be a bit too easy if we could go about borrowing ready-made souls.
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

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

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

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
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

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.
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

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The one thing that matters is the effort.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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

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

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

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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