Literary

717 – “On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.”

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– The Fox in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella The Little Prince

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642 – “To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man’s character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours. Judged by the standards of one century, the noblest characters of an earlier on lose much of their lustre; judged by the standards of today, there is probably no illustrious man of four or five centuries ago whose character could meet the test at all points.”

–Mark Twain
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621 – “I have been very fortunate in worldly matters; many men have worked much harder, and not succeeded half so well, but I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.”

–David Copperfield in Charles Dicken’s David Copperfield
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