What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
For true love is inexhaustible the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten,' he does not say 'My men were beaten.'
Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.
I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.
I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
'Men have forgotten this truth,' said the fox. 'But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.'
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
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