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Gustave Flaubert

1821-1880. French novelist.

Books by Gustave Flaubert

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.

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Read in order to live.

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

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Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.

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All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.

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