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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Biography - Antoine de Saint-Exupery:

French writer, poet, journalist and aviator.
Born: 1900 - Died: 1944
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: France
France

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




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

German
Vollkommenheit entsteht offensichtlich nicht dann, wenn man nichts mehr hinzuzufügen hat, sondern wenn man nichts mehr wegnehmen kann.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery




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The kind of happiness I want consists, not so much in doing what I wish, as in not doing what I don't wish.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau




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Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.”
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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.”
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I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.”
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The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.”
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Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.”
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The perfect does not lie in quantity but in quality.”
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery also said...


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All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little Prince
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A smile is often the most essential thing. One is repaid by a smile. One is rewarded by a smile. One is animated by a smile.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Citadelle
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It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little Prince
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
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