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“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition. Six chapters--“H “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition. Six chapters--“Happiness,” “Friendship,” “Responsibility,” “Fortitude,” “Love,” and “What Is Essential”--offer inspirational and thought-provoking words about the subjects held most dear by the author. A perfect gift for graduates—or for anyone who wants gentle guidance.


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“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition. Six chapters--“H “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition. Six chapters--“Happiness,” “Friendship,” “Responsibility,” “Fortitude,” “Love,” and “What Is Essential”--offer inspirational and thought-provoking words about the subjects held most dear by the author. A perfect gift for graduates—or for anyone who wants gentle guidance.

30 review for A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jon Nakapalau

    Wonderful book filled with from this wonderful writer - very comforting in this time of turmoil.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Campbell Obaid

    "If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that's enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars." "The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried." "He is who is different from me does not impoverish me- he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves- in Man...For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find hi "If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that's enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars." "The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried." "He is who is different from me does not impoverish me- he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves- in Man...For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find his reflection in the glass." "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."

  3. 4 out of 5

    Misti

    I adore the wisdom in quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupe`ry author of The Little Prince. "It's a question of discipline," the little prince told me later on. "When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend to your planet." (46) "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." (63) A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despares overcome, and u I adore the wisdom in quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupe`ry author of The Little Prince. "It's a question of discipline," the little prince told me later on. "When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend to your planet." (46) "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." (63) A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despares overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories. (73)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Misty

    I find myself at a spiritual impasse in my life as I'm reading this and I got to say it does help. The only thing is I just wish it was a real guide in the sense that I really want a manual for life. But whatever spiritual journeys, finding yourself, blah blah. Sometimes I just want to run on autopilot while still doing and saying all the right things. That being said this wasn't a bad book and it set me off looking for more books by the author. His death is mysterious by the way... Anyhow it's I find myself at a spiritual impasse in my life as I'm reading this and I got to say it does help. The only thing is I just wish it was a real guide in the sense that I really want a manual for life. But whatever spiritual journeys, finding yourself, blah blah. Sometimes I just want to run on autopilot while still doing and saying all the right things. That being said this wasn't a bad book and it set me off looking for more books by the author. His death is mysterious by the way... Anyhow it's a good quick fun read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Amanie

    Small and sweet, a perfect companion for my bus ride. Some of my favorite quotes: "Old friends cannot be created out of hand. Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions. It is idle, having planted an acorn in the morning, to expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of the oak." - Wind, Sand and Stars "Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas." - Flight to Arras "To know is not to prove, nor to explain. Small and sweet, a perfect companion for my bus ride. Some of my favorite quotes: "Old friends cannot be created out of hand. Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions. It is idle, having planted an acorn in the morning, to expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of the oak." - Wind, Sand and Stars "Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas." - Flight to Arras "To know is not to prove, nor to explain. It is to accede to vision." - Flight to Arras

  6. 5 out of 5

    Libby Baker Sweiger

    This book is a gem. Bits of wisdom gleaned from the works of Exupery on Love, Friendship and more. I couldn't put it down and would be looking at it write now if I hadn't given it to my mom and ordered myself another copy. It's expressions of true friendships, long friendships, were so beautiful and true to life. They came the closest to describing how I feel about my oldest and dearest friends. The thoughts on love were very similar. Exupery could capture the feelings, and put them on the page so This book is a gem. Bits of wisdom gleaned from the works of Exupery on Love, Friendship and more. I couldn't put it down and would be looking at it write now if I hadn't given it to my mom and ordered myself another copy. It's expressions of true friendships, long friendships, were so beautiful and true to life. They came the closest to describing how I feel about my oldest and dearest friends. The thoughts on love were very similar. Exupery could capture the feelings, and put them on the page so you could feel them again and understand them perhaps for the first time. A beautiful book, everyone should own and treasure.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    A lovely collection of quotes. I have often carried this little book around and meditated on this living philosopher's views of life, friendship, and love. A lovely collection of quotes. I have often carried this little book around and meditated on this living philosopher's views of life, friendship, and love.

  8. 5 out of 5

    David Poltorak

    4.3/5 A short collection of quotes by Saint-Exupery on happiness, friendship, love, responsibility, fortitude, and what is essential

  9. 4 out of 5

    Susan Rose

    This is a beautifully presented volume of tidbits and quotes from the collected works of Antoine de Saint Exupery, the insights are funny thoughtful and sometimes moving. (Anyone who has read The Little Prince knows how beautiful Antoine de Saint Exupery's writing is). As there is only really a sentence per page if you try to read this book all at once you miss the significance and insights of some of the quotes, instead this is a great book to have by your bed to read a little of each night. Alt This is a beautifully presented volume of tidbits and quotes from the collected works of Antoine de Saint Exupery, the insights are funny thoughtful and sometimes moving. (Anyone who has read The Little Prince knows how beautiful Antoine de Saint Exupery's writing is). As there is only really a sentence per page if you try to read this book all at once you miss the significance and insights of some of the quotes, instead this is a great book to have by your bed to read a little of each night. Although I would recommend this book to anyone, as it is called 'A Guide for Grown-ups' I would particularly recommend that this would make a really great gift for someone celebrating a 'grown-up' birthday.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jülie ☼♄ 

    ✨Beautiful✨ "The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried." --Southern Mail "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." --The Little Prince . ✨Beautiful✨ "The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried." --Southern Mail "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." --The Little Prince .

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mimi

    A very short book, but one full of very deep and wise thoughts. The Little Prince is one of my all-time favorite books, but there are quotes here from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's other books which I have not read. "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." A very short book, but one full of very deep and wise thoughts. The Little Prince is one of my all-time favorite books, but there are quotes here from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's other books which I have not read. "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."

  12. 5 out of 5

    Marlee

    I love some of the quotes in this book. Most of my favorites were from The Little Prince, though they are a lot more fun to read inside the book of The Little Prince, instead of out of context. A quick book with some lovely quotes. It would have been nice to have it a bit longer.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brittany Carpenter

    A quick read over my lunch break at Barnes and Noble, but I did appreciate it and take pictures of some of the quotes to send to my friends and relatives. I think it's a must read if you were a fan of The Little Prince and his other works. A quick read over my lunch break at Barnes and Noble, but I did appreciate it and take pictures of some of the quotes to send to my friends and relatives. I think it's a must read if you were a fan of The Little Prince and his other works.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Suzie

    I picked this up because I was short on time for my reading challenge but I think this was a great way to end my year. a great collection of sweet and poignant quotes. I was going to reread A Little Prince but then found this on my shelf!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carmen Lamm

    I have a place in my heart designated especially for The Little Prince, so this book is automatically a favorite.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Emma Alling

    I absolutely love and connect with most of these quotes/excerpts, and then there are one or two that make me cringe.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    Nice collection of quotes from all his works. Of course I wanted more from The Little Prince than was given, but you should just read the book if you truly want those quotes.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    Nicely compiled collection of quotes from across Saint-Exupéry's writings. I'm a sucker for quotes and aphorisms, so this hit the sweet spot for me. Nicely compiled collection of quotes from across Saint-Exupéry's writings. I'm a sucker for quotes and aphorisms, so this hit the sweet spot for me.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Just lovely snippets from a lovely man. Makes you think. Feels honest and true and inspiring to be more and better and truer.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Alex Gavriluk

    This was just lovely. Nice to carry a round in your bag and just read a few every now and again! And the book just looks so cute too.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    Such a beautiful little book filled with gorgeous quotes by an amazingly talented man. I have learnt so much from such a small book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    I love this little book!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ella

    A perfect book for everyone.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Isha

    Beautiful quotes by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. A reminder, also, that I need to read his other books.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bmw800

    What a wonderful little book! Full of eloquent sunshine, it would make a great keepsake or gift.

  26. 4 out of 5

    basker Ville

    A beautifull little book of wisdom and inspiration! It has definitely put a smile on my face. These quotes spoke to me especially “The seed haunted by the sun never fails to find its way between the stones in the ground” “One’s suffering dissapears when one lets one self go, when one yields- even to sadness”

  27. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    A tiny book full of big inspirations.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mimi Adams

    Short, easy, good quotes.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Afra

    This book is beautiful. Anytime I read anything from this amazing man I fall in love once again.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Beautiful quotes from a beautiful writer

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