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Results of search for Author: Gustave Flaubert - Page 1 of 2
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A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

Results from Rand Lindsly's Quotations:

The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)
A child of my own! Oh, no, no, no! Let my flesh perish with me, and let me not transmit to anyone the boredom and ignominiousness of life.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)
...exaggerated turns of speech conceal mediocre affections: as if the fulness of the soul might not sometimes overflow in the emptiest of metaphors, since no one, ever, can give the exact measurements of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sufferings, and the human word is like a cracked cauldron upon which we beat out melodies fit for making bears dance when we are trying to move the stars to pity.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880), "Madame Bovary", ch. 12

Results from Contributed Quotations:

For none of us can ever express the exact measure of his needs or his thoughts or his sorrows; and 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.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880), Charles Bovary
Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880), "Madame Bovary"
Perfection is the enemy of the good.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)
Language is like a crack'd kettle on which we beat out tunes to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880), Madame Bovary
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