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

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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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What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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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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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

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Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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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

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Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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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 molded.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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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

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It is such a secret place, the land of tears.Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten', he does not say 'My men were beaten.'Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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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

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

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