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I should never have listened to her. One should never listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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I am very fond of sunsets. Come, let us go look at a sunset...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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When you've finished getting yourself ready in the morning, you must go get the planet ready.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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If somebody wants a sheep, that is a proof that one exists.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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Remember where you came from, where you're going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place.

Richard Bach, "Illusions"

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Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.

Richard Bach, "Illusions"

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Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.

Richard Bach, "Illusions"

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I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.

Richard Bach, "Illusions"

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The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever"

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I felt like a moth in a chandelier — all at once there were lots of pretty choices, but I wasn't quite sure where to fly.

Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever"

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That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.

Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever"

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No one does anything uncharacteristic of who they are.

Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever"

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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What makes the desert beautiful, is that somewhere it hides a well.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.

Erich Maria Remarque, "All Quiet On The Western Front"

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But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony. Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?

Erich Maria Remarque, "All Quiet On The Western Front"

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I did not want to think so much about her. I wanted to take her as an unexpected, delightful gift, that had come and would go again — nothing more. I meant not to give room to the thought that it could ever be more. I knew too well that all love has the desire for eternity and that therein lies its eternal torment. Nothing lasts. Nothing.

Erich Maria Remarque, "Three Comrades"

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