“One sees only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”
Antoine de St-Exupery (1900-1944) was born in Lyons, France. He wrote The Little Prince in the United States during a two-year self-imposed exile from occupied France. A year after the book’s publication in 1943, Saint-Exupery disappeared over the Mediterranean while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron. Best known throughout the world as the author and illustrator of The Little Prince, Saint-Exupery wrote several other books that also have become classics of world literature. Wikipedia
He who would travel happily must travel light.
How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.
I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.