34+ Best Little Prince Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Little Prince is a novella by French aristocrat, writer, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first published in English and French in the US by Reynal & Hitchcock in April 1943, and posthumously in France following the liberation of France as Saint-Exupéry’s works had been banned by the Vichy Regime. Profoundly inspirational little prince quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Little Prince Quotes

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

If you love a flower which happens to be on a star, it is sweet at night to gaze at the sky. All the stars are a riot of flowers. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Sometimes, there is no harm in putting off a piece of work until another day. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

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

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

No one is ever satisfied where he is. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

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

Look up at the sky. Ask yourself, Has the sheep eaten the flower or not? And you’ll see how everything changes. . . . And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important! — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I am who I am and I have the need to be. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems… But all these stars are silent. You-You alone will have stars as no one else has them. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

What makes the desert beautiful,′ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well… — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

One day, I watched the sun setting forty-four times……You know…when one is so terribly sad, one loves sunsets. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

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

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

And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy ready-made things in the shops. But since there are no shops where you can buy friends, men no longer have any friends. — 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-Exupéry

Of course I love you. It is my fault that you have not known it all the while. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

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

Words are the source of misunderstandings. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It’s all a great mystery…Look up at the sky and you’ll see how everything changes. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Grown ups are certainly very strange. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

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

People where you live, the little prince said, grow five thousand roses in one garden… Yet they don’t find what they’re looking for… And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Only the children know what they are looking for. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

What matters most are the simple pleasures so abundant that we can all enjoy them…Happiness doesn’t lie in the objects we gather around us. To find it, all we need to do is open our eyes. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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