Gustave Flaubert - Bourgeois Quotes
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There isn't a bourgeois alive who in the ferment of his youth, if only for a day or for a minute, hasn't thought himself capable of boundless passions and noble exploits. The sorriest little woman-chaser has dreamed of Oriental queens; in a corner of every notary's heart lie the moldy remains of a poet.
I call a bourgeois anyone whose thinking is vulgar.
What a horrible invention, the bourgeois, don't you think?