WISDOM QUOTES from the book : “The little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



  • “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.” 


  • “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.” 


  • “Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” 


  • “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…They don’t find it,” I answered.And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water…”

    Of course,” I answered.

    And the little prince added, “But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”


  • “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.” 


  • “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”


  • “I know a planet where there is a certain red-faced gentleman. He has never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved any one. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures. And all day he says over and over, just like you: ‘I am busy with matters of consequence!’ And that makes him swell up with pride. But he is not a man – he is a mushroom!” 


  • “What matters most are the simple pleasures so abundant that we can all enjoy them…Happiness doesn’t lie in the objects we gather around us. To find it, all we need to do is open our eyes.”


  • “The thing that is important is the thing that is not seen.” 



Reference: https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2180358-le-petit-prince?page=4


2 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    This is one of my favourite books!


  2. Wow! So glad to hear that Linda! I love this book too! 🙂


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