Monday, July 02, 2007

The Mystery of Truth

Of what can we be certain except this—that we are fertilized by mysterious circumstances? Where is man's truth to be found? Truth is not what can be demonstrated by the air of logic. If orange trees are hardy and rich in fruit in this bit of soil and not that, then this bit of soil is what is truth for orange trees. If a particular religion, or culture, or scale of values, if one form of creativity rather than another, brings self fulfillment to a man, releases the prince within him unknown to himself, then that scale of values, that culture, that form of activity constitutes his truth.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Wind, Sand and Stars



Anonymous Jamila said...

Beautiful. When I was a child, my father (who I didn't have the chance to know) sent me a copy of 'the Little Prince', so I've always had a soft spot for Antoine de Saint Exupery.

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