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.


When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.     

Gustave Flaubert

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

Gustave Flaubert

Farming, a vocation accursed of heaven, since one never saw a millionaire involved in it.     

Gustave Flaubert

Of all the icy blasts that blow on love, a request for money is the most chilling.     

Gustave Flaubert

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

Gustave Flaubert

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

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.     

Gustave Flaubert