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Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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* if someone loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows, in all the millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at the stars. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Action and personal happiness have no truck with each other; they are eternally at war. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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I still fall for your everyday. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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If some one loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that's enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself, "My flower's up there somewhere. . . ." But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it's as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn't important? Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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You know... when you are sad you love the sunsets. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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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.] Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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What did I care about my hammer, about my bolt, about thirst or death? There was, on one star, on one planet, on mine, the Earth, a little prince to be consoled! I took him in my arms. I rocked him. I told him, 'The flower you love is not in danger...I'll draw you a muzzle for your sheep...I'll draw you a fence for your flower...I' I didn't know what to say. How clumsy I felt! I didn't know how to reach him, where to find him...It's so mysterious, the land of tears. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Love does not cause suffering: what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love's opposite Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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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. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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I believe that for his escape he took advantage of the migration of a flock of wild birds. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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When you have duly arrayed your facts in logical order, lo, it is like an oil-lamp that you have made, filled and trimmed, but which sheds no light unless first you light it. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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How should men know what is coming to pass within them, when there are no words to grasp it? How could the drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Neither intelligence nor judgment are creative. If a sculptor is nothing but science and intelligence his hands will have no talent. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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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
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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
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He who would travel happily must travel light. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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And at night I love to listen to the stars. It is like five hundred million little bells ... Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Experience will guide us to the rules. You cannot make rules precede practical experience. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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What sets us against one another is not our aims-they all come to the same thing-but our methods, which are the fruit of our varied reasoning. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Good taste" is a virtue of the keepers of museums. If you scorn bad taste, you will have neither painting nor dancing, neither palaces nor gardens. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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It is the savor of bread broken with comrades that makes us accept the values of war. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her... Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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He who must travel happily must travel light. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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One day, I watched the sun setting forty-four times......You know...when one is so terribly sad, one loves sunsets. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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When someone blushes, doesn't that mean 'yes'? Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility. You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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There is no hope of joy except in human relations. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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I shall never again admire a merely brave man. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Freedom and constraint are two aspects of the same necessity, which is to be what one is and no other. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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All of us have had the experience of a sudden joy that came when nothing in the world had forewarned us of its coming - a joy so thrilling that if it was born of misery we remembered even the misery with tenderness. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The magic of the craft has opened for me a world in which I shall confront, within two hours, the black dragons and the crowned crests of a coma of blue lightnings, and when night has fallen I, delivered, shall read my course in the starts. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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When I find a woman attractive, I have nothing at all to say. I simply watch her smile. Intellectuals take apart her face in order to explain it bit by bit, but they no longer see the smile. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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A smile is often the key thing.One is paid with a smile. One is rewarded with a smile. One is brightened by a smile. And the quality of a smile can make one die. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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If I were to command a general to turn into a seagull, and if the general did not obey, that would not be the general's fault. It would be mine. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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It is always in the midst, in the epicenter, of your troubles that you find serenity. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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If France is to be judged, judge her not by the effects of her defeat but by her readiness to sacrifice herself. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams... Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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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
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The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The Beauty of the Mountain is hidden for all those who try to discover it from the top, supposing that, one way or an other, one can reach this place directly. The Beauty of the Mountain reveals only to those who climbed it... Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The only things you learn are the things you tame Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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if a sheep eats bushes does it eat flowers too? a sheep eats whatever it finds even a flower with thorn? even a flower with thorns. then what's the good of thorns? Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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For I do not want any one to read my book carelessly. I have suffered too much grief in setting down these memories. Six years have already passed since my friend went away from me, with his sheep. If I try to describe him here, it is to make sure that I shall not forget him. To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like the grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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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
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In giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The house, the stars, the desert - what gives them their beauty is something that is invisible! Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Night, when words fade and things come alive. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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In those days, I didn't understand anything. I should have judged her according to her actions, not her words. She perfumed my planet and lit up my life. I should never have run away! I ought to have realized the tenderness underlying her silly pretensions. Flowers are so contadictory! But I was too young to know how to love her. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him, but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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It's a question of discipline, the little prince told me later on. When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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People haven't time to learn anything. They buy things ready-made in stores. But since there are no stores where you can buy friends, people no longer have friends. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Loneliness is bred of a mind that has grown earthbound. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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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
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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
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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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Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.What is true is invisible to the eye. It is only with the heart that one can see clearly. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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It's useful because it's beautiful. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Using an artful tool does not make one a dry technician. It seems to me that people that are anxious about our technical advancement, confuse means and ends. Naturally a person that only works for material gain will not harvest something that is worth living for. But the machine is not an end in itself. The airplane is not an end. It is a tool. Just like the plough. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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But if you tame me, my life will be filled with sunshine. I'll know the sound of footsteps that will be different from all the rest. Others send me back underground. Yours will call me out of my burrow like music. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The one thing that matters is the effort. It continues, whereas the end to be attained is but an illusion of the climber, as he fares on and on from crest to crest; and once the goal is reached it has no meaning. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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To grasp the meaning of the world of today we use a language created to express the world of yesterday. The life of the past seems to us nearer our true natures, but only for the reason that it is nearer our language. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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It is the missed opportunity that counts, and in a love that vainly yearns from behind prison bars you have perchance the love supreme. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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