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Quote of Gustave Flaubert - Our ignorance of history causes us...


Biography - Gustave Flaubert:

French novelist.
Born: 1821 - Died: 1880
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

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




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Quotes for: History


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Quotes about history:


What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.





Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.





Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.





What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.





If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.











Quotes for: ignorance


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Quotes about ignorance:


The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.





Ignorance is the mother of all evils.





I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Plato - 





To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.





The only way to avoid error is ignorance.











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Gustave Flaubert also said...


Idiots: Those who do not think like us.





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





I want to live through three or four more books.





Fear: Gives one wings.





To have talent, you must be convinced that you possess it.





The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.












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