Gustave Flaubert

French writer who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism of his country. He is known especially for his first published novel, "Madame Bovary" (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.

About Vanity

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Conscience

I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity is the basis of everything, and finally that what one calls conscience is only inner vanity.