One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
He who would travel happily must travel light.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young
There is a cheap literature that speaks to us of the need of escape. It is true that when we travel we are in search of distance. But distance is not to be found. It melts away. And escape has never led anywhere. The moment a man finds that he must play the races, go the Arctic, or make war in order to feel himself alive, that man has begin to spin the strands that bind him to other men and to the world. But what wretched strands! A civilization that is really strong fills man to the brim, though he never stir. What are we worth when motionless, is the question.
The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.
It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
Night, when words fade and things come alive.
You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.