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He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory,
by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory,
abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A single event can awaken a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

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-Exupery

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

War is not an adventure.
It is a disease.
It is like typhus.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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-Exupery

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

Loving is not just looking at each other,
it's looking in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory,
and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The one thing that matters is the effort.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Only the unknown frightens men.
But once a man has faced the unknown,
that terror becomes the known.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The time for action is now.
It's never too late to do something.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

'Men have forgotten this truth,' said the fox.
'But you must not forget it.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.'
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A civilization is built on what is required of men,
not on that which is provided for them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done,
the zest of creating things new.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is not just looking at each other,
it's looking in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A chief is a man who assumes responsibility.
He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten".
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid.
Only the unknown frightens men.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves,
and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever
explaining things to them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it,
nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude,
since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves,
but in our attitude towards them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
You are responsible for your rose.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no
longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away,
when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to
collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work,
but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs,
customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries,
elements difficult at times to justify by logic,
but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere,
since they open up for man his inner distance.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Night, the beloved.
Night, when words fade and things come alive.
When the destructive analysis of day is done,
and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.
When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

Humor is reason gone mad.
- Groucho Marx

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

I washed a sock.
Then I put it in the dryer.
When I took it out, it was gone.
- Rod Schmidt

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.
- Conrad Hall

I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights.
I hit the gas, people behind me stop,
and I'm gone.
- Steven Wright

The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep,
and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
- David Herbert Lawrence

A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow.
There's nothing tangible of yesterday.
All I can say I've done is
agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes
and then boom - it's gone.
- Edward R. Murrow

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

What we've gone through in the last several years has
caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'
- Steve Ballmer

There is always some specific moment when we become
aware that our youth is gone;
but,
years after, we know it was much later.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly,
you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now.
But that's a joy.
- Liam Neeson


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