TODAY IS Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Birthday

[This French writer is best known for his much-beloved The Little Prince. Here are a few quotations to think about today.]

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

B) A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

C) The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something

D) The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.


About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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3 Responses to TODAY IS Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Birthday

  1. Matt Smith says:

    It’s interesting that most people seem to like the fourth quote the best, but I would say that there are plenty of things that are both valuable and meaningful regardless of our attitudes toward them. I could say the Eucharist or other people, but the response to that would be “he said things, not persons,” and I suppose it would be a true argument.

    I still think that a sunset is meaningful and valuable whether I see it or not. God created the pine trees, and their meaning transcends my understanding. By growing tall, the cedars praise God. By illuminating the night and calling the seas, the moon glorifies Him. My attitude doesn’t change that.

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