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Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something moulded.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939)
Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Night Flight, 1931)
To love is not to look at one another: it is to look, together, in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939)
The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
What makes the desert beautiful is that it hides, somewhere, a well.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
Only children know what they are looking for.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Wisdom of the Sands, 1948)
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart...
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
It is truly useful since it is beautiful.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
I am very fond of sunsets. Come, let us go look at a sunset...
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
I have to put up with two or three caterpillars if I want to know butterflies.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
It's the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Wisdom of the Sands, 1948)
In every crowd are certain persons who seem just like the rest, yet they bear amazing messages.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Night Flight, 1931)
One should never listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers...
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
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 (Flight to Arras, 1942)
The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939)
It is idle, having planted an acorn in the morning, to expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of the oak.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939)
Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939)
No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Flight to Arras, 1942)
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 (Flight to Arras, 1942)
I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939)
Many of you have forgotten this truth. But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
Intelligence is not creative; judgment is not creative. If a sculptor is nothing but skill and mind, his hands will be without genius.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Flight to Arras, 1942)
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn't much improved my opinion of them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery Biography

Born: June 29, 1900
Died: July 31, 1944

Antoine de Saint-Exupery was a French wrtier, poet and aviator. He is best known for his written works most notably the novella "The Little Prince"

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Night Flight (1931)
Wind, Sand and Stars (1939)
Flight to Arras (1942)
The Little Prince (1943)
The Wisdom of the Sands (1948)
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