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George Sand

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The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine.

George Sand

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.

George Sand

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

George Sand

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, selfdenial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.

George Sand

I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.

George Sand

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.

George Sand

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

George Sand

The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world.

George Sand

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

George Sand

It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.

George Sand

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.

George Sand

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.

George Sand

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.

George Sand

I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy.

George Sand

One changes from day to day, and... after a few years have passed one has completely altered.

George Sand

One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.

George Sand

No human creature can give orders to love.

George Sand

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sand

Every historian discloses a new horizon.

George Sand

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.

George Sand

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sand

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.

George Sand

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.

George Sand

We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.

George Sand

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.

George Sand
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