Quotes by Gustave Flaubert

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Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 May 8, 1880) was a French novelist who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel Madame Bovary and for his scrupulous devotion to ... more

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Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
Read in order to live.