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Antoine+de Saint-Exupery Quotes

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction
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#Love #Editor's Pick #Future #Direction #Quote of the Day #inspirational

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.
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#Ideas

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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
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#Activism

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Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living
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#Living

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Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world
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#Fire

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If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together 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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#Leadership

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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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#French Novelist #Critics And Criticism

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There is no growth except in the fulfillment of obligations
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#Fulfillment

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
There is a cheap literature that speaks to us of the need of escape. It is true that when we travel we are in search of distance. But distance is not to be found. It melts away. And escape has never led anywhere. The moment a man finds that he must play the races, go the Arctic, or make war in order to feel himself alive, that man has begin to spin the strands that bind him to other men and to the world. But what wretched strands! A civilization that is really strong fills man to the brim, though he never stir. What are we worth when motionless, is the question.
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#Literature #Escapism

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Commonly, people believe that defeat is characterized by a general bustle and a feverish rush. Bustle and rush are the signs of victory, not of defeat. Victory is a thing of action. It is a house in the act of being built. Every participant in victory sweats and puffs, carrying the stones for the building of the house. But defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom. And above all of futility.
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#Defeat

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What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
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#Action #Diligence

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
#Direction

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
On a day of burial there is no perspective -- for space itself is annihilated. Your dead friend is still a fragmentary being. The day you bury him is a day of chores and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken, of the immediate cares of mourning. The dead friend will not really die until tomorrow, when silence is round you again. Then he will show himself complete, as he was -- to tear himself away, as he was, from the substantial you. Only then will you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you cannot detain.
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#Funerals

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What was my body to me? A kind of flunkey in my service. Let but my anger wax hot, my love grow exalted, my hatred collect in me, and that boasted solidarity between me and my body was gone.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
#Anger #Body

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

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It was the contemplation of God that created men who were equal, for it was in God that they were equal
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#Contemplation

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.
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#French Novelist #Children

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
To be a man is 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
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#Man

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
#French Novelist