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French Novelist regarded as the prime mover of the realist school of French literature and best known for his masterpiece, Madame Bovary. 1821-1880
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The artist ought no more to appear in his work than God in nature.
The author in his book must be like God in his universe, everywhere present and nowhere visible.
The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me. I doubt about everything, even my doubts.
The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.
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.
The most important thing in the world is to hold your soul aloft
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois
There is no truth. There is only perception.
There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing.
What is beautiful is moral; that is all there is to it.
When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of a thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man
Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
You must not think that feeling is everything. . . . Art is nothing without form.
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