Gustave Flaubert Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Gustave Flaubert quotes, Gustave Flaubert sayings, and Gustave Flaubert proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.      

Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.      

Gustave Flaubert

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.     

Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.     

Gustave Flaubert

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

Gustave Flaubert

Doubt ... is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness.     

Gustave Flaubert

A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.     

Gustave Flaubert

By trying to understand everything, everything makes me dream.     

Gustave Flaubert

The public wants work which flatters its illusions.     

Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.     

Gustave Flaubert

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.     

Gustave Flaubert

As for the piano, the faster her fingers flew over it, the more he marveled. She struck the keys with aplomb and ran from one end of the keyboard to the other without a stop.     

Gustave Flaubert

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

Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.     

Gustave Flaubert

Melancholy is a sensual pleasure that is deliberately provoked. How many people shut themselves away to make themselves sadder, or to weep beside a stream, or choose a sentimental book! We are constantly building and unbuilding ourselves.     

Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.     

Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.     

Gustave Flaubert

It's hard to communicate anything exactly and that's why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.     

Gustave Flaubert

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

Gustave Flaubert

The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it.     

Gustave Flaubert

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

Gustave Flaubert

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

Gustave Flaubert