Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 146) – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on perfection

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 – 1944) French Aviator and Author

“Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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  6. Arjan says:

    Hi, how are you everybody?

    Please can any body explain this quote to me? Thank you.

    • John Zimmer says:

      Hi Arjan,

      Saint-Exupéry was saying that the best things are the simplest things. When we take away all of the extra stuff that is not needed, that is when we have the best result: in writing, in speaking, in art, in everything.



  7. Osmar Jardim says:

    Thank you John for this. Very simple. Perfect. x

  8. Less is more. Have a nice Sunday, John!

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