Happiness as Anarchy #251: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
“Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n’y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n’y a plus rien à retrancher.”

Wisdom from Antoine de Saint-Exupery in his memoir Terre des Hommes (Wind, Sand and Stars), published in 1938. He is most famous for his beautiful tale, in the guise of a children’s book, Le Petit Prince. It has been one of my favourite books since I was tiny and even more delightful since I could read it in French.

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