Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Antoine Saint-Exupéry
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
BornJune 29, 1900
Lyon, France
DiedJuly 31, 1944
near Marseille, France
French aviator and writer. Best known as the author of The Little Prince (1943). Died in a plane crash while on a reconaissance mission during World War II; his plane was not found for more than 50 years.

The repository contains six quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Life

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

Love

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

Art and Music

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

Miscellaneous

As for the future, your task is not to forsee it, but to enable it.

Leadership

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.

Imagination

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