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by ThankYouSun

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[Love quotes of Prince Saint Exupery and roses and foxes] Let's go on a journey of heart to find out what is important in French, English and Japanese !!

by ThankYouSun

A month ago


星の王子様サンテグジュペリの名言散歩

by ThankYouSun

A month ago


Saint ExuperyIs a world-famous French writer. in Japan"Little PrinceIs very famous, and he is well known as a literary writer. Maybe everyone has read the Little Prince as a kid?

As a literary and aviator, he traveled around the world as a pilot and was exposed to many cultures.

Saint-Exupery has a very detailed and unique view of the world and has left many wise sayings. The view of the world can be read not only from his work but also from his letters to his family and friends.

During the war, some of the enemy forces were loyal readers of Saint-Exupery's work, and his work was so influential that he refused to fight his troops, even though it was timeless. I'm alive.

Saint-Exupery has left many quotes and sayings outside of his work. This time, what is the message contained in the quote that permeates the hearts of modern people? I will introduce him based on his life and episodes.

The background and achievements of Saint-Exupery, who left many wise sayings

The real name of Saint-Exupéry is Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger de Saint-Exupéry, which is also known in Japan as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I will.

He made his job as a pilot a vocation, always wanted to work on the front line without regard for danger, and survived many times from death. Life and death have always been a match for Saint Exupery's life.

Let's take a look at his background and achievements that made him a person of Saint-Exupery.

Childhood Saint Exupery

June 29, 1900, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in FranceLyon noblesI was born in my family.

Surrounded by his four brothers, Antoine has a happy childhood, but due to the sudden death of his father at the young age of 41, his mother Andre Marie Louise Boyer de vons Colombe ( The relationship with Andrée Marie Louise Boyer de Fonscolombe) changes.

Her mother, who loved Antoine, among her five children, devoted herself to the education of her son to fill the hole in her heart that was opened by the death of her husband. .. The education she received from her mother at that time had a great impact on the life of Saint-Exupery.

Saint Exupery as a pilot

As a literary man, he is famous in Japan, but at first he lived a completely different life. When he was 21, he joined the squadron and obtained his flight license, then working for the squadron for about two years.

However, due to a plane crash, the squadron will be discharged. After that, he began to work as a postal flight pilot, and he went on to succeed, such as becoming an airfield director.

・ ・ Two-legged waraji with writing activities

Around this time, he began writing, and after publishing his debut work "Aviateur" in 1926, he published a book on airplanes called "(Japanese title) Southern Post" (original title: Courtrier Sud) in 1929. To do. At first, his writing was more in the field of aviation than in literary works.

In 1931,Night flight(Original title: Vol de nuit)Femina AwardAlso won the award. Saint-Exupery continues to write one after another, drawing on his experience as an astronaut.

Although he also attracted attention as a writer, he never quit the pilot, and he continues his activities as a writer and a pilot. He can be said to be his own way of life, never giving up on either dream. He continued to publish his books, and in 1939 won the Academy Novel Award for his work Human Land.

1935SaharaHe had an extraordinary vitality and good luck, such as crash landing on the ground and surviving safely despite being despaired. His experience at this time was utilized in the later "Prince of the Stars" (original title Le Petit Prince). Saint-Exupery, who was a member of the Army Flight Corps in military service, will continue to work at the forefront as a pilot for commercial aircraft and postal transport, test flights, and reconnaissance flights.

His famous Little Prince was published in 1943, during World War II.

His writing activities as a journalist are not enough to keep writing, but his time was wartime. Although he went into exile in the United States, he volunteered for the French Liberation Air Force because of his love for his homeland, and in 1943 he joined the reconnaissance flight unit, where he also performs reconnaissance missions on reconnaissance aircraft.

It may be surprising that he published such a wonderful book and was also involved in the war.

Mysterious death

He lived a smooth sailing life as both a writer and a pilot, but in 1944 he disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea with his plane on his mission to the Rhonezarp region of France for reconnaissance.

However, about this, something like a reconnaissance aircraft was later found, and there were statements from soldiers of the other country (introduced as an episode in the second half), but in reality it remains a mystery and is called as "mysterious death" to posterity. Will be.

Perhaps, like "Prince of the Stars", somewhere in the universe, I have returned to a star with blooming roses.

This is generally considered to be his last, and he is supposed to have died at the age of 44. In honor of Saint-Exupery's achievements, it was also a portrait of a 50 franc banknote in France before the introduction of the euro.

Also, the airport in Lyon, the birthplace of Saint-Exupery, formerly known as "Lyon-Saint-Satras Airport," is now named after the talented aviator Saint-Exupery.Lyon Saint Exupery International AirportIs called.

Furthermore, although it is not well known in Japan, Saint-Exupery has knowledge as an inventor and a mathematician, and has made various achievements.

Quotations of Saint Exupery (French, Japanese, English)

The writings of Saint-Exupery, who studied literature in Switzerland and was taught painting, have many expressions that touch the heartstrings and pierce the essence of human beings.

Also, despite being a man, his delicate expression is unique to Saint-Exupery, who was educated with the love of his mother. His experience of traveling around the world and crawling up from the brink of death many times is paired with it, and the contrast can be seen in the numerous sentences left by Saint-Exupery.

Let's introduce a number of quotes left by Saint-Exupery here. His superhuman worldview, which pierces our hearts today, will also give us an opportunity to rethink our lives.

Please note that the Japanese language introduced here is a sentence translated from the original text by the author, so it may differ slightly from books published in Japan and other sources.

Quotations of Saint Exupery ① French, Japanese, English
(I can only see my heart)

  • On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
  • You can only see things with your heart. The essence is invisible.
  • It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

(Reference quote★You have to look at it with your heart, you can't see things well. You can't see the simple things. )

Something invisible but certainly exists. It is often invisible to those of great value, such as love, courage, kindness, and compassion. The essence of things is actually invisible, even if you feel like you can understand only what you can see. It is a sharp word that pierces the essence of human beings.

This is the line that the fox says to the prince when he farewells to the fox who became his friend for the first time among the princes of the stars. Let us repeat it over and over, just as the little prince repeated it over and over again. It is a word that gets deeper each time it is repeated.  

Quotations of Saint Exupery➁French / Japanese
(Spend time on love)

  • C’est le temps que tu as perdu pour ta rose qui fait ta rose si importante.

"The more time you spend for the roses, the more important the roses are to you."

The more you work and the more time you spend, the more important it is to you. It's up to you whether you want to take the time to love and cherish. Please identify what is really important.

Quotations of Saint Exupery ③ French, Japanese, English
(To be responsible)

  • Etre homme, c'est précisément être responsable. C'est sentir, en posant sa pierre, que l'on contribue à bâtir le monde.
  • Being human means taking responsibility. It is that when he puts a stone, he feels that he is building the world.
  • Being a human is very responsible. That is, when you place a stone, you feel that you are building the world.

For example, if you are wondering, "What is this useful for?" In your work or study, remember this word. Each one of you is contributing to the creation of the world.

Quotations of Saint Exupery ④ French / Japanese / English
(Love is) A saying often used in wedding speeches, etc.

  • Aimer, ce n'est pas se regarder l'un l'autre, c'est regarder ensemble dans la même direction.
  • To love is not to stare at each other, but to look in the same direction together.
  • Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

It is a beautiful quote that congratulates the lovers as they should be and the future.

Not only lovers and spouses, but also family members may be asked to "see only themselves."

However, if you look in the same direction and live like Saint-Exupery, those inward-looking dangers of love will disappear. I like the relationship where we can look outside and move forward together toward our goals.

Quotations of Saint-Exupery ⑤ French, Japanese, English (About the true teaching)

  • Le véritable enseignement n'est point de te parler mais de te conduire.
  • The real teaching is not to talk to you, but to guide you.
  • The real teaching is not to tell you, but to guide.

Only with guidance in the right direction can we say that we have taught the right thing.

In addition to talking unilaterally, showing the right path is only possible if you have a feeling of compassion for the other person. I want to think about what is good for the other person, not imposing.

  • Fais de ta vie un rêve, et d'un rêve, une réalité.

"Dream your life and make your dream a reality"

Dream your life, make your dream a reality

When asked "What is your dream?", Can you answer immediately? If you dream of life itself and make an effort to realize it, your dream will surely come true. Your life is something you build yourself.

  • On n’est jamais content là où on est.

"I'm always dissatisfied with where I am."

I'm always dissatisfied where I am.

I'm dissatisfied with my house, my family is dissatisfied, my spouse is dissatisfied, my job is dissatisfied, my boss is dissatisfied ... I don't know that dissatisfaction will stay.

The grass next door looks blue. It's too late to start to realize that you were in a good place for the first time. Before you complain, let's check again how blessed you are.

  • Le langage est source de malentendus.

"Words are a source of misunderstanding"

Words that should be useful for communication actually cause misunderstandings ...

Believe it or not, it's also true. If you don't communicate carefully on a regular basis, it can be misleading unexpectedly.

Saint-Exupery Quotations (English / Japanese)

★ English: It's not something solution to life. Is there a, it's just the power to move forward. Solutions, those that come with later.
Japanese: There is no solution in life. All you have is the power to move forward. The solution will come later.

Even if you are worried forever, things will not be solved, and by acting, you will naturally come to a solution. ..

★ English: True love begins where you no longer want anything in return.
Japanese: True love begins where you no longer want anything in return.

In relationships, we tend to seek rewards, but true love begins when we want the other person to reward us. It is a gem that is familiar to the teachings common to world religions such as Buddhism and Christianity.

★ English: If you give yourself, you will receive more than you give.
Japanese: If you give yourself, you will receive more than you give.

Giving will mean giving love. In return for giving love, it manifests itself as a refreshing feeling in the heart and an indescribable sense of happiness.

★ English: Man is asking substantiality and isn't finding happiness.
Japanese: Humans want fulfillment, not happiness.

True happiness comes from fulfilling days. A fulfilling life is born not only for ourselves, but for something good, for others.

★ English: An unplanned goal is just a wish.
Japanese: A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Goals without plans are just dreams. Once again, we need to check if the goal has "aspirations" or "ideals."

★ English: You do not inherit the earth from your ancestors; you borrow it from your children.
Japanese: The earth is not inherited from our ancestors, but borrowed from children.

Belief in God will be woven into the back of this phrase of Saint-Exupery.

★ English: True love is endless.
Japanese: True love is infinite. The more you give it, the bigger it gets.

True love is infinite, and the enlightenment about Saint-Exupery's love, which grows larger the more you give it to the other person, is stated. This bag bone will also have faith in the god of love that God is an infinite existence of love.

★ English: As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
Japanese: The future is not something you try to predict, but something you can do yourself.

Behind the phrase, "The future is something you create yourself," you may think that you can change the fate of the future depending on your own efforts.

★ English: What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Japanese: Salvation is a step forward. Now one more step. And repeat this same step.

One more step, we will open the way by moving forward with passion and courage. It's a hot quote of encouragement.

★ English: Let your dreams eat your life, rather than your life eating your dreams.
Japanese: Let your dreams eat up your life, rather than let your dreams eat up your dreams.

Many people give up on their childhood dreams, but never give up if it's a beautiful dream that helps people. And letting a dream eat up your life is a message to devote your life to realizing that beautiful dream.

An episode that symbolizes Saint-Exupery

Saint-Exupery has a strong image of the Little Prince, but I don't think there are many people who know him in a surprising way.

Here are some of his famous episodes.

You can see from the episode what he was thinking and who he was.

・ ・ Longing for the sky

Born in a French aristocratic family, Saint-Des-Gougupéry lived a wealthy life.

He has loved nature since childhood, and his longing for the sky seems to have been particularly strong.

He volunteered himself to join the squadron and become a pilot.

For about two years before he was removed from the army after an accident, he worked as a pilot in this squadron, and it can be said that he fulfilled his dream at a young stage.

His longing for the sky seems to have been considerable, and even after he was removed from the army, he still chose the path of the pilot and the pilot of the postal flight.

Even now, pilots at the time are more dangerous jobs than they are now.

However, his love of the sky made him choose the path of pilot.

- The result of Fan taking his life?

Saint-Egujuperi was said to have died of death during a reconnaissance flight.

As mentioned earlier, we didn't know the details, but in 2004 we found a reconnaissance aircraft that he was said to have been on.

Then, in 2008, a German pilot announced that he was the one who shot down his plane.

The pilot was a fan of Saint-Egujuperi's work, and if that's really the case, it's a sad but dramatic ending.

However, Saint-Egujuperi itself may still be traveling in space chasing beautiful things.

When it's hard, when you're depressed, thank you for the love sayings that gently and gently support you!

While Saint-Egujuperi was an airplane pilot, he also worked hard to write novels and left many masterpieces.

He has also demonstrated outstanding talent as an award-winning writer, with a focus on the famous little prince in Japan. And, it follows two dreams, and both are fused, and it is splendidly fulfilled.

Many of the sayings that can be felt in the strength of kindness and strength of will also shake our hearts as we live in the 21st century.

The words of Saint-Egujuperi, which is close to the hearts of each person who reads, are a recall of what we had forgotten.

From his words we can learn what true love is and what human happiness is.

When it is hard or depressed, the words that gently and gently support you, that is exactly why the words of Saint-Egujuperi are famous.