The Little Prince Quote “One must command from each what each can perform”

The Little Prince Quote “One must command from each what each can perform”

Illustration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book, The Little Prince
Illustration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s book, The Little Prince

“One must command from each what each can perform, the king went on. “Authority is based first of all upon reason. If you command your subjects to jump into the ocean, there will be a revolution. I am entitled to command obedience because my orders are reasonable.”
” Then my sunset?” insisted the little prince, who never let go of a question once he had asked it.
“You shall have your sunset. I shall command it. But I shall wait, according to my science of government, until conditions are favorable.”

Chapter X

Quote about the Flower of the Little Prince

Quote about the Flower of the Little Prince

Artwork: "Flower of the Little Prince" by Chrissy261 - http://chrissy261.deviantart.com/art/Flower-of-the-little-prince-164597877
Artwork: “Flower of the Little Prince” by Chrissy261 – http://chrissy261.deviantart.com/art/Flower-of-the-little-prince-164597877

“In those days, I didn’t understand anything. I should have judged her according to her actions, not her words. She perfumed my planet and lit up my life. I should never have run away! I ought to have realized the tenderness underlying her silly pretensions. Flowers are so contradictory! But I was too young to know how to love her.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Artwork: “Flower of the Little Prince” by Chrissy261

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