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Quotes of the day

Published Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Jun 29 2012

Quotes of the day- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (June 29, 1900 – July 31, 1944) was an aristocrat French writer, poet and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight. (Click here for full Wikipedia article.)

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others.

Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.

Behind all seen things lies something vaster; everything is but a path, a portal or a window opening on something other than iteself.

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

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

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

Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.

If it is true that wars are won by believers, it is also true that peace treaties are sometimes signed by businessmen.

Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it.

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

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

He who would travel happily must travel light.

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

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

Man's “progress” is but a gradual discovery that his questions have no meaning.

Perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

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