Famous Gustave Flaubert Quotes

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On Love:

Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.

On Happiness:

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

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.

On Success:

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.

Success is a result, not a goal.

On God:

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.