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Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 12/12/1821


 

Gustave Flaubert Quotes > You can calculate the worth...

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You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
Gustave Flaubert
About: Art

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