25 Little Prince Quotes About Friendship and Relationship
What’s up, hey? French author and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry penned the novella “The Little Prince” (Le Petit Prince). The book has been a global bestseller since its initial publication in 1943, with sales of over 140 million copies. Though labeled as a children’s book at times, this brief narrative has a lot of wisdom and life lessons useful to individuals of all ages from all walks of life. I’ve collected 10 timeless gems from “The Little Prince” for your reading pleasure.
Little Prince Quotes About Growing Up
“All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others, they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems… But all these stars are silent. You-You alone will have stars as no one else has them.”
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
All grown-ups were once children… but only a few of them remember it.
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.
It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.
Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
You’re beautiful, but you’re empty…One couldn’t die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she’s the one I’ve watered. Since she’s the one I put under glass, since she’s the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she’s the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she’s the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she’s my rose.
You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
It is lonely when you’re among people, too,.
If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers…
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her…
You’re beautiful, but you’re empty. No one could die for you.
“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.”
Grown-ups love figures… When you tell them you’ve made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies? ” Instead they demand “How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make? ” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.
“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
I remembered the fox. One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
“Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake.”
“When someone blushes, doesn’t that mean ‘yes’?”
“I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.”
“One day, I watched the sun setting forty-four times……You know…when one is so terribly sad, one loves sunsets.”
“People where you live,” the little prince said, “grow five thousand roses in one garden… Yet they don’t find what they’re looking for… And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose.”
“What makes the desert beautiful,′ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…”