Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

French author and pilot
29 June 1900 — 31 July 1944

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One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed.

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

To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world.

All grown-ups were once children - although few of them remember it.

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

Words are the source of misunderstandings.

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

If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.

Since it is beautiful, it is truly useful.

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

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