Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes

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Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.

responsibility

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

tears

He who must travel happily must travel light.
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Travel

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.

joy

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

love true love

Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it.
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how to live life future

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
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freedom

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

war

War is not an adventure.  It is a disease.  It is like typhus.

war

Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied.

relationships

A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.

age

In giving, you throw a bridge across the chasm of your solitude.

solitude Giving

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
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What value has compassion that does not take its object in its arms?

compassion

All grown-ups were once children... Although few of them remember it.
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children Adulthood

He who bears in his heart a cathedral to be built is already victorious.

aspiration

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

How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.
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In a civil war the firing line is invisible, it passes through the hearts of men.
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
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life

Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world.

passion

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves but in our attitude toward them.

attitude

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisable to the eye.
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enlightenment

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

heart

Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied. Only those relationships matter.
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relationships

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but looking outward together in the same direction.
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If you want to understand the meaning of happiness, you must see it as a reward and not as a goal.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Carnets

happiness

The dignity of the individual demands that he be not reduced to vassalage by the largess of others.

dignity

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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design perfection

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
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love relationships

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outwards together in the same direction.
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The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
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technology machines

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
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moving forward

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartless accomplices.

defeat

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

imagination vision

Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

love

Perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
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simplicity perfection

To be a man is to be responsible: to be ashamed of miseries you did not cause; to be proud of your comrades' victories; to be aware, when setting one stone, that you are building a world.
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interconnectedness

Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become. But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs.
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