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Gustave Flaubert Quotes

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

"Of all lies, art is the least untrue."

"The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded."

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

"Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough."

"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."

"Read much, but not many books."

"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."

"How you measure the performance of your managers directly affects the way they act."

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

"What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing."

"As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."

"Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars."

"The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me. I doubt about everything, even my doubts."

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

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

"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."

"The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him."

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