Antoine de St-Exupery Quotes

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“One sees only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”

 Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical fable that explores the very meaning of life.

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.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery