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 his art and style, best exemplified by his endless search for le mot juste ("the precise word"). He was born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, in the Haute-Normandie Region of France. 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.

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