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More from Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them.

Terre des Hommes (1939) (Wind, Sand and Stars)

Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.

Vol de Nuit (1931) (Night Flight)

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

Pilote de Guerre (1942) (Flight to Arras)

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

chapter 1, Le Petit Prince (1943) (The Little Prince)

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.