72+ Best Antoine De Saint Exupéry Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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. Profoundly inspirational Antoine De Saint Exupéry quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Antoine De Saint Exupéry Quotes

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint Exupery

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 Exupéry

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. Antoine de Saint Exupery

All grown ups were once children but only few of them remember it. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. Antoine de Saint Exupery

Goodbye, said the fox. 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 Exupéry

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. Antoine de Saint Exupery

What makes the desert beautiful, said the little prince, is that somewhere it hides a well. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint Exupery

People have forgotten this truth, the fox said. But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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. Antoine de Saint Exupery

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

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint Exupery

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 Exupéry

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Antoine de Saint Exupery

It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. Antoine de Saint Exupery

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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

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 Exupéry

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. Antoine de Saint Exupery

You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered it is something molded. Antoine de Saint Exupery

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering? Antoine de Saint Exupery

Where are the people? resumed the little prince at last. It’s a little lonely in the desert It is lonely when you’re among people, too, said the snake. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

It is such a secret place, the land of tears. Antoine de Saint Exupery

I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it. Antoine de Saint Exupery

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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. 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 Exupéry

To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible. Antoine de Saint Exupery

She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her. I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. Antoine de Saint Exupery

I remembered the fox. One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. Antoine de Saint Exupery

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Antoine de Saint Exupery

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

In those days, I didn’t understand anything. I should have judged her according to her actions, not her words. She perfumed my planet and lit up my life. I should never have run away! I ought to have realized the tenderness underlying her silly pretensions. Flowers are so contradictory! But I was too young to know how to love her. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness. Antoine de Saint Exupery

When someone blushes, doesn’t that mean yes? Antoine de Saint Exupéry

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus. Antoine de Saint Exupery

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. Antoine de Saint Exupery

I have lived a great deal among grown ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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

No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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. Antoine de Saint Exupery

I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says I was beaten, he does not say My men were beaten. Antoine de Saint Exupery

Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. Antoine de Saint Exupery

The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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. Antoine de Saint Exupery

To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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

But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them. Antoine de Saint Exupery

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men. Antoine de Saint Exupery

Of course, I love you, the flower said to him. If you were not aware of it, it was my fault. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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. Antoine de Saint Exupery

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. Antoine de Saint Exupery

One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up. Antoine de Saint Exupery

But the conceited man did not hear him. Conceited people never hear anything but praise. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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