Quotes from “The little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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  • “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 few of them remember it.”


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



  • “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.”


  • “I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…”


  • “But the conceited man did not hear him. Conceited people never hear anything but praise.”


  • “Words are the source of misunderstandings.”




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


  • “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.”


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


  • “But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.”


  • “The house, the stars, the desert — what gives them their beauty is something that is invisible!”


  • “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends any more”


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    One of my favorite books! Love this post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Linda! We share the love for this little book filled with wisdom!!! ❤


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