Gustave Flaubert

1821 - 1880

A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on idiots

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"By dint of railing at idiots, one runs the risk of becoming idiotic oneself."

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

Source: London Guardian

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A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on flaubert and humor

 

"I go from exasperation to a state of collapse, then I recover and go from prostration to Fury, so that my average state is one of being annoyed." -Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

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A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on books

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Me and my books in the same apartment, like a gherkin in its vinegar.

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

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A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on good, happiness, health, losing, selfishness, and stupidity

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

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A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on death, laughter, and suffering

A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

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A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on art and lies

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Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

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A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on poetry and science

Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

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A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on past, problems, and study

Since you are now studying geometry and trigonometry, I will give you a problem. A ship sails the ocean. It left Boston with a cargo of wool. It grosses 200 tons. It is bound for Le Havre. The mainmast is broken, the cabin boy is on deck, there are 12 passengers aboard, the wind is blowing East-North-East, the clock points to a quarter past three in the afternoon. It is the month of May. How old is the captain?

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

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A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on goals and success

Success as I see it, is a result, not a goal.

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

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