Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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  • “If you want to build a ship, don’t summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs, and organize the work; teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean.”
  • “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
  • “Let your dream devour your life, not your life devour your dream.”
  • “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.”
  • “Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
  • “As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”
  • “Every person that comes into our life comes for a reason; some come to learn and others come to teach.”
  • “Attitude is a paintbrush. It colors everything!”
  • “Behind all seen things lies something vaster; everything is but a path, a portal or a window opening on something other than iteself.”
  • “Real love begins where nothing is expected in return.”
  • “Perfection is attained, not when no more can be added, but when no more can be removed.”
  • “It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.
    [Fr., Il est tres simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.]”
  • “You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.”
  • “Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions. It is idle, having planted an acorn in the morning, to expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of the oak.”
  • “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.”
  • “It is not for us to forecast the future, but to shape it.”
  • “I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.”
  • “The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together.”
  • “True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.”
  • “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
  • “If you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world…if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life. I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow”
  • “A goal without a pan is just a wish.”
  • “True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
  • “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.”
  • “A man’s age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experience and memories.”

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