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Gustave Flaubert Quotes: Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
         

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.


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