Saint-Exupéry is one of the most lapidary writers I’ve come across, particularly when commenting on vast human complexities such as love, peace, or war. I liked this pithy and purposeful view of the validity and value of intelligence.
Intelligence is valid only as it serves love.
See an earlier post on intelligence.
Source: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, trans. by Lewis Galantière (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1961), p. 142
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