Facts about Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery was a famous Novelist from France, who lived between June 29, 1900 and July 31, 1944. He/she became 44 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 40 quotes who is written / told by Antoine, under the main topics: Design, Happiness, Imagination, Life.

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Famous quotes by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (40)


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"It is such a secret place, the land of tears"
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"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye"
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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"
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"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"
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"I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind"
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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"
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"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"
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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"
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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"
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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"
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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"
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"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"
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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"
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"A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born"
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"A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them"
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"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"
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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""
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"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"
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"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose"
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"Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it"
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"When you give yourself, you receive more than you give"
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"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well"
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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"
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"War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus"
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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"
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"To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible"
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"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"
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"One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up"
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"Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men"
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"Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?"
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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"
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"'Men have forgotten this truth,' said the fox. 'But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.'"
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"Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction"
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"Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction"
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"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction"
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"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction"
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"Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself"
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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"
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"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new"
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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"


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