Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.
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.
We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.
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.
Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
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.
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.
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says ‘I was beaten’, he does not say ‘My men were beaten.’
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
The one thing that matters is the effort.
Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.