And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
Человек замечает в мире лишь то что уже несет в себе
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
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.
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.
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.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
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.
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.
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten', he does not say 'My men were beaten.'
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.
Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.
No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. It would be a bit too easy if we could go about borrowing ready-made souls.
To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.
One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
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.