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


You're beautiful, but you're empty. No one could die for you.


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


He who would travel happily must travel light




What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.


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.


The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.


Goodbye, said the fox. 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.


How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.


Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.


Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.


A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.


In anything at all, perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.


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


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.


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


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.

  • love

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.


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


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.

  • add

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.


Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?


Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.

  • men

Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures


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


More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.


Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

  • love

I am beginning to understand, said the little prince. There is a flower... I think that she has tamed me...

  • civilization



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He who would travel happily must travel light

  • life

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.

  • life

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.

  • life

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.


You will have five hundred million little bells, and I shall have five hundred million springs of fresh water...


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

  • love

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

  • love

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

  • love

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.

  • love

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In anything at all, perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

  • perfection

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

  • achieved

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.

  • add

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.


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

  • essential

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.

  • heart

Here is my secret. It's quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.

  • heart

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You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.


To be a man is to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.

  • responsibility

A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten".


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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.


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.


Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.

  • life

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

  • responsibility



The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.


He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.


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.

  • hateful

What was my body to me? A kind of flunkey in my service. Let but my anger wax hot, my love grow exalted, my hatred collect in me, and that boasted solidarity between me and my body was gone.


Quand tu veux construire un bateau, ne commence pas par rassembler du bois, couper des planches et distribuer du travail, mais reveille au sein des hommes le desir de la mer grande et large. If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.


The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartless accomplices. It is impossible to see behind defeat, the sacrifices, the austere performance of duty, the self-discipline and the vigilance that are there


Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.


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


You will have five hundred million little bells, and I shall have five hundred million springs of fresh water...

  • death

You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.


Are wars... anything but the means whereby a nation's problems are set, where creation is stimulated -- there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.


It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.

  • happiness

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.

  • charity

To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.


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.


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.


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


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

  • ideas

To be a man is to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.

  • responsibility

On a day of burial there is no perspective -- for space itself is annihilated. Your dead friend is still a fragmentary being. The day you bury him is a day of chores and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken, of the immediate cares of mourning. The dead friend will not really die until tomorrow, when silence is round you again. Then he will show himself complete, as he was -- to tear himself away, as he was, from the substantial you. Only then will you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you cannot detain.


What do we mean by setting a man free? You cannot free a man who dwells in a desert and is an unfeeling brute. There is no liberty except the liberty of some one making his way towards something. Such a man can be set free if you will teach him the meaning of thirst, and how to trace a path to a well. Only then will he embark upon a course of action that will not be without significance. You could not liberate a stone if there were no law of gravity -- for where will the stone go, once it is quarried?


What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.


Here is my secret. It's quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.

  • heart

Commonly, people believe that defeat is characterized by a general bustle and a feverish rush. Bustle and rush are the signs of victory, not of defeat. Victory is a thing of action. It is a house in the act of being built. Every participant in victory sweats and puffs, carrying the stones for the building of the house. But defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom. And above all of futility.


When the body sinks into death, the essence of man is revealed. Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied. Only those relationships matter. The body is an old crock that nobody will miss. I have never known a man to think of himself when dying. Never.

  • death

One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.

  • humanity

He who is different from me does not impoverish me - he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves - in Man... For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find his reflection in the glass.


On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.


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.


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.

  • life

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

  • design

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

  • war

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.

  • love

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".

  • assumes

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.

  • civilization

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.


The one thing that matters is the effort.


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