I made 22 highlights while reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The book will give you insights into how to live a fruitful life.
All grown-ups began life as children, though few of them remember this.
The way you dress correlates to how grown-ups think of you.
Grown-ups love to talk about numbers. When you tell them you have made a new friend, they never ask for the essential information.
If you say to grown-ups, 'I've seen a beautiful house made of pink bricks, with geraniums in the windows', they won't be able to visualize it. It would be best if you said, 'I've seen a house worth a hundred pounds.' Then they will exclaim, 'What a beautiful house!'
Authority rests primarily on reasonableness.
For a king, things are straightforward. Everyone is a subject.
It is much more difficult to judge yourself than to judge others. If you can judge yourself accurately, it means you have true wisdom.
It's easy to put off things you have to do.
Sadness is such a mysterious place.
'What's a ritual?' said the little prince. 'It's something most people have forgotten about,' said the fox. 'It's what makes one day different from another, one hour from another hour.'
How will you ever know what a butterfly is like if you can't put up with a few caterpillars?
It's time you've spent on your rose that makes your rose so precious.
People take up only a tiny part of Earth.
'Where are all the people?' asked the little prince. 'It's rather lonely in the desert.' 'It's rather lonely among people, too,' said the snake.
People are never happy where they are.
People no longer have time to get to know anything. They buy everything ready-made from shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so people have no friends any more.
If you tame me, then we'll need each other. You'll be unique to me, and I'll be unique to you.
You're responsible for whatever you tame.
Only the heart sees clearly. The eyes don't know what's important.
Whether it's a house, the stars or a desert, what makes it beautiful is invisible.
To a show-off, other people are admirers.
Show-offs hear only praise.
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