Antoine de Saint Exupery Quotes On Friendship, Love, Flying

Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry, simply known as de Saint-Exupéry was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France’s highest literary awards and also won the United States National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars, and Night Flight. These Antoine de Saint Exupery quotes will motivate you in life to achieve success.

Best Antoine de Saint Exupery Quotes

  1. “Every person that comes into our life comes for a reason; some come to learn and others come to teach.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  2. “Let your dream devour your life, not your life devour your dream.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  3. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  4. “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.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  5. “As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  6. “If you want to build a ship, don’t summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs, and organize the work; teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  7. “Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course, you’ll hurt me. Of course, we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence means accepting the risk of absence.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  8. “You cannot plant an acorn in the morning, and expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of an oak.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  9. “Attitude is a paintbrush. It colors everything!” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  10. “Perfection is attained, not when no more can be added, but when no more can be removed.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  11. “Real love begins where nothing is expected in return.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  12. “You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars, I shall be living. In one of them, I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  13. “It is not for us to forecast the future, but to shape it.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  14. “Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions. It is idle, having planted an acorn in the morning, to expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of the oak.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  15. “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  16. “It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.
    [Fr., Il est tres simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.]” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  17. “Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  18. “The essential things in life are seen, not with the eyes but with the heart.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  19. “It is always in the midst, in the epicenter, of your troubles that you find serenity.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  20. “Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  21. “If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility. You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  22. “Behind all seen things lies something vaster; everything is but a path, a portal or a window opening on something other than itself.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  23. “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  24. “When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  25. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  26. “The one thing that matters is the effort.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  27. “Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  28. “You’ll be bothered from time to time by storms, fog, snow. When you are, think of those who went through it before you, and say to yourself, ‘What they could do, I can do.'” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  29. “Love does not cause suffering: what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love’s opposite.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  30. “Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  31. “For there is but one problem – the problem of human relations. We forget that there is no hope or joy except in human relations.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  32. “The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  33. “No one has tamed you and you haven’t tamed anyone. You’re the way my fox was. He was just a fox like a hundred thousand others. But I’ve made him my friend, and now he’s the only fox in the world.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Antoine de Saint Exupery Quotes on friendship
  34. “The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  35. “We live not by things, but by the meaning of things. It is needful to transmit the passwords from generation to generation.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  36. “If you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world…if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life. I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  37. “You give birth to that on which you fix your mind.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  38. “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  39. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  40. “To love is not to look at one another: it is to look, together, in the same direction.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Antoine de Saint Exupery Quotes on love
  41. “Truth is not that which is demonstrable but that which is ineluctable.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  42. “The important thing is to strive toward a goal which is not immediately visible. That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  43. “I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  44. “I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  45. “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  46. “True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  47. “Sometimes we behave as though there was something more important than life. But what?” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  48. “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.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  49. “There is nothing that can equal the treasure of so many shared memories.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  50. “To be a man is, precisely, 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.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  51. “A man’s age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experience and memories.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  52. “One’s suffering disappears when one lets oneself go when one yield – even to sadness.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  53. True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  54. “You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  55. “The Beauty of the Mountain is hidden for all those who try to discover it from the top, supposing that, one way or an other, one can reach this place directly. The Beauty of the Mountain reveals only to those who climbed it.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  56. “Language is the source of misunderstandings.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  57. “Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  58. “Although human life is priceless, we always act as if something had an even greater price than life… but what is that something?” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  59. GOOD MORNING,” said the little prince. “Good Morning,” said the salesclerk. This was a salesclerk who sold pills invented to quench thirst. Swallow one a week and you no longer feel any need to drink. “Why do you sell these pills?” “They save so much time,” the salesclerk said. “Experts have calculated that you can save fifty-three minutes a week.” “And what do you do with those fifty-three minutes?” “Whatever you like.” “If I had fifty-three minutes to spend as I liked,” the little prince said to himself, “I’d walk very slowly toward a water fountain.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  60. “Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  61. “Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  62. “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  63. “And at night I love to listen to the stars. It is like five hundred million little bells.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  64. “You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  65. “And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure . . . And your friends will be properly astonished to see you laughing as you look up at the sky! Then you will say to them, ‘Yes, the stars always make me laugh!’ And they will think you are crazy. It will be a very shabby trick that I shall have played on you.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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