Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness nothing but faith, faith and freedom.
Quote by Gustave Flaubert
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Gustave Flaubert Quotes
One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.
The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
The future is the worst thing about the present.
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.
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.
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
Facts matter. Science matters. Reason matters. Mitt Romney has shown an inability to respect any of the three. President Barack Obama not only respects them, he relies on them. He is an overwhelming and unquestioned choice to continue as president.
It is Barack Obama who is at war with this country. Recent events prove it. This is not a cliche. It's not a figure of speech. Obama is at war with the U.S. economy.
If you fail to know the reason of anything you do, the reason will surely pay its dues.
Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Because with courage and conviction I believe we can deliver a more flexible, adaptable and open European Union in which the interests and ambitions of all its members can be met.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.