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Look with the heart


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
What is essential is invisible to the eye
.”

Só se vê bem com o coração.
O essencial é invisível para os olhos.


"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur.
L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
"

“The one thing that matters is the effort.”

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”

“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.”

“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.”

“A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.”

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

“How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.”

“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.”

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

“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 world.”

Are wars… anything but the means whereby a nation’s problems are set, where creation is stimulated — there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.”

“More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.”

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944) was born in Lyon, France. He took his first flight at the age of eleven, and became a pilot at twenty-six. He was a pioneer of international commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince; Wind, Sand and Stars; and Southern Mail. In 1944, while serving with his French air squadron, he disappeared during a reconnaissance flight over the Mediterranean.   

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