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Gustave Flaubert

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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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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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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.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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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.
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Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
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I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
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The only way to avoid error is ignorance.
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Idiots: Those who do not think like us.
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I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
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Fear: Gives one wings.
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To have talent, you must be convinced that you possess it.
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The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.
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The cult of art gives pride one never has too much of it.
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