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True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones.
We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.
I am beginning to understand, said the little prince.
There is a flower... I think that she has tamed me...
Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures
More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
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.
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.
People where you live, the little prince said, grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for...
They don't find it, I answered.
And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water...
Of course, I answered.
And the little prince added, But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.
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.
You become responsible for a long time for what you've tamed.
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.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life.
It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
I have always learned to distinguish the important from the urgent.
War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become - to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
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.
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.
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility.
He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten".
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.
The wind in the grain is the caress to the spouse; it is the hand of peace stroking her hair.
There is a cheap literature that speaks to us of the need of escape.
It is true that when we travel we are in search of distance. But distance is not to be found. It melts away. And escape has never led anywhere. The moment a man finds that he must play the races, go the Arctic, or make war in order to feel himself alive, that man has begin to spin the strands that bind him to other men and to the world. But what wretched strands! A civilization that is really strong fills man to the brim, though he never stir. What are we worth when motionless, is the question.