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Famous Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quotes

Listed in: Inspirational Quotes

On Love:

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.

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

Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.

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

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

Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself

Love does not cause suffering what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love’s opposite

On Life:

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.

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.

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

But if you tame me, my life will be filled with sunshine. I’ll know the sound of footsteps that will be different from all the rest. Others send me back underground. Yours will call me out of my burrow like music.
(From: The Little Prince)

On Happiness:

What matters most are the simple pleasures so abundant that we can all enjoy them…Happiness doesn’t lie in the objects we gather around us. To find it, all we need to do is open our eyes.
(From: The Little Prince)