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A Very Simple Secret

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“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.”

“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.”

“When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.”

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

“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.”

“Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.”

“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 quotes by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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