This is a found thought among a collection at The Library Thing:
“Goodbye,” said the fox.
“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.“
“What is essential is invisible to the eye,”
the Little Prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was also a noted aviator who died when his P-38 crashed off Marseilles in 1944. He was flying for the Free French on a reconnaissance against the Nazis.
Rediscovering classic books always turns up a pearl for the adult who reads not to but with a child.