The Little Prince

date Jul 19, 2009
authors Antoine de Saint-Exupery
reading time 1 min
  • Book Title: The Little Prince
  • Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Year written/published: 1943
  • Book Source: Wikilivres
  • Comments: Life’s lessons are taught in this simple fantasy-like story! It’s a - short read.. but an amazing read!
  • Some extracts:


“Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.”


“People have forgotten this truth,” said the fox. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for you rose…”


“The stars are beautiful because of a flower you don’t see…”


“The men where you live,” said the little prince, “raise five thousand roses in the same garden — and they do not find in it what they are looking for.” “They do not find it,” I replied. “And yet what they are looking for could be found in one single rose, or in a little water.” “Yes, that is true,” I said. And the little prince added: “But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart…”


Here, then, is a great mystery. For you who also love the little prince, and for me, nothing in the universe can be the same if somewhere, we do not know where, a sheep that we never saw has — yes or no? — eaten a rose… Look up at the sky. Ask yourselves: is it yes or no? Has the sheep eaten the flower? And you will see how everything changes… And no grown-up will ever understand that this is a matter of so much importance!