"To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Gustave Flaubert on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Gustave Flaubert on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Gustave Flaubert on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Gustave Flaubert on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Gustave Flaubert on Henry David Thoreau
"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."
"I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key."
"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."
"Of all lies, art is the least untrue."
"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."
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