10 Inspirational Quotes by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

01. Even our MISFORTUNES are a part of our belongings.

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

03. 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.

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

04. It seems that PERFECTION is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.

05. To BE a MAN is to be responsible: to be ashamed of miseries you did not cause; to be proud of your comrades’ victories; to be aware, when setting one stone, that you are building a world.


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

07. When you’ve finished getting yourself ready in the morning, you must go GET the PLANET READY.

Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.

08. “Then you shall JUDGE YOURSELF,” the king answered. “That is the most difficult thing of all. It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.

09. “One must command from each what each can perform,” the king went on. “AUTHORITY is based first of all upon reason. If you command your subjects to jump into the ocean, there will be a revolution. I am entitled to command obedience because my orders are reasonable.”


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You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

10. LANGUAGE is the source of misunderstandings.