After watching the newly-released International trailer of The Little Prince, we decided to reread our old copies of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry classic.
Here are some of the most important lessons we learned from the timeless novel:
1. Don’t be too quick to judge.
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
2. Never regret loving someone.
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
3. Learn from your pain.
“It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.”
4. Don’t grow up too fast.
“All grown-ups were once children...but only few of them remember it.”
5. Know who to keep in your life and who to let go.
“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”
6. There is always a silver lining.
“You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.”
7. Love is a contradiction.
“In those days, I didn't understand anything. I should have judged her according to her actions, not her words. She perfumed my planet and lit up my life. I should never have run away! I ought to have realized the tenderness underlying her silly pretensions. Flowers are so contradictory! But I was too young to know how to love her.”
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