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"A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten"."

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

"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."

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

"It is such a secret place, the land of tears."

"A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten";"

"Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself."
Life

"Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree."

"War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus."
War

"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together."

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction."

"The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something."

"It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys."

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

"When you give yourself, you receive more than you give."

"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."

"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

"The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate."

"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."

"The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them."
Technology

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