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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
1900 - 1944

French author, journalist and aviator, author of The Little Prince and other works


An administration, like a machine, does not create. It carries on.

1942 - from Flight To Arras
Demagoguery enters at the moment when, for want of a common denominator, the principle of equality degenerates into the principle of identity.

1942 - from Flight To Arras
True, it is evil that a single man should crush the herd, but see not there the worst form of slavery, which is when the herd crushes out the man.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

1943 - from The Little Prince
As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.

1945 - from The Wisdom of the Sands