Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.

© Gustave Flaubert

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Gustave Flaubert (French: [ɡystav flobɛʁ]; 12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. ...