12 important things The Little Prince has taught us

As the adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s story is released on Netflix UK, we celebrate the wisdom of a brilliant book

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s memorable tale of a stranded pilot who meets a little golden-haired prince in a desert has been made into a film, voiced by the A-list likes of Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd and Benicio del Toro.

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It’s now available to stream on Netflix UK – and if you are after a pick-me-up, some perspective or a spot of something magical, you need look no further.

In fact, the release of the charming childhood adventure got us thinking about all the wise words to be found in Saint-Exupery’s classic and incredibly clever novella…

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

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“No one is ever satisfied where he is”

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“Words are the source of misunderstandings”

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“Sometimes there’s no harm in postponing your work until later”

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“Only the children know what they are looking for”

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“You mustn’t forget it. You become responsible – forever – for what you’ve tamed”

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“There is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship”

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“All men have the stars, but they are not the same things for different people”

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“For the travellers the stars are guides. For others they are nothing but tiny lights”

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“To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend”

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“The eyes are blind. One must look with the heart…”

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“All grown-ups were once children… but only a few of them remember it”

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The Little Prince is available on Netflix UK from today