Maaike Kooijman
Maaike Kooijman Psyche 21 feb 2019
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De 20 mooiste quotes van Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen, van invloedrijke filosofen tot feministen óf auteurs. Zoals Antoine de Saint-Exupéry! Hij schreef graag over de natuur, de mens en de relatie daartussen. Je kent hem ongetwijfeld van Le Petit Prince (De Kleine Prins), het boek waarvan miljoenen exemplaren werden verkocht in allerlei talen. Dat was eigenlijk een kinderboek, maar het is niet voor niets dat het ook het lievelingsboek van vele volwassenen is.

Dit zijn Antoines mooiste quotes – deels afkomstig uit zijn boeken, uiteraard.

De mooiste quotes van Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  1. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
  2. “When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. “
  3. “No one is ever satisfied where he is.”
  4. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
  5. “The one thing that matters is the effort.”
  6. “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
  7. “To live is to be slowly born.”
  8. “True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
  9. “I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.”
  10. “The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.”
  11. “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.”
  12. “Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.”
  13. “What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.”
  14. “For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.”
  15. “Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”
  16. “Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.”
  17. “Words are the source of misunderstandings.”
  18. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
  19. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”
  20. “He who is different from me does not impoverish me – he enriches me.”

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