Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Born Friday 29 June 1900, died Monday 31 July 1944

Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: French

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

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We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.

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

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The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.

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Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.

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The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate.

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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.

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War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

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Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.

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

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The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.

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

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How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become - to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.

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To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.

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

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Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?

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

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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.

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The one thing that matters is the effort.

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What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

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