Gustave Flaubert Quotes

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The future is the worst thing about the present.

Gustave Flaubert in Present, Worst, Worst Thing

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The future is the worst thing about the present.

Gustave Flaubert

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

Gustave Flaubert

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.

Gustave Flaubert

Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.

Gustave Flaubert

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.

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.

Gustave Flaubert

Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.

Gustave Flaubert

Read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

Gustave Flaubert

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

Gustave Flaubert

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom.

Gustave Flaubert

There is no truth. There is only perception.

Gustave Flaubert

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.

Gustave Flaubert

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

Gustave Flaubert

Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.

Gustave Flaubert