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    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
    tags: happiness 
     
    Love without reverence and enthusiasm is only friendship.
    — George Sand
    tags: friendship 
     
    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
    tags: true  poetry  poet  noble 
     
    Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
    — George Sand
    tags: novel 
     
    I have an object, a task, let me say the word, a passion. The profession of writing is a violent and almost indestructible one.
    — George Sand
    Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
    — George Sand
    tags: happiness  people 
     
    It is love, not faith, that moves mountains.
    — George Sand
    tags: faith 
     
    Humanity is outraged in me and with me. We must not dissimulate nor try to forget this indignation, which is one of the most passionate forms of love.
    — George Sand
    tags: humanity 
     
    The world will know and understand me someday. But if that day does not arrive, it does not greatly matter. I shall have opened the way for other women.
    — George Sand
    tags: women  world 
     
    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
    I'm beginning to believe that there are angels disguised as men who pass themselves off as such and who inhabit the earth for a while to console and lift up with them toward heaven the poor, exhausted and saddened souls who were ready to perish here below.
    — George Sand
    tags: men  believe  soul  earth  poor  angel  heaven 
     
    Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
    — George Sand
    tags: charity 
     
    Anything we destroy in ourselves we destroy in others. Our falls lower others and throw them down; we owe it to our fellows to keep upright, in order that they too may keep their feet.
    — George Sand
    Art for art's sake is an empty phrase. Art for the sake of truth, art for the sake of the good and the beautiful, that is the faith I am searching for.
    — George Sand
    We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
    — George Sand
    tags: fire  tears  book 
     
    Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
    — George Sand
    tags: truth 
     
    I love everything that makes up a milieu, the rolling of the carriages and the noise of the workmen in Paris, the cries of a thousand birds in the country, the movement of the ships on the waters. I love also absolute, profound silence, and, in short, I love everything that is around me, no matter where I am.
    — George Sand
    tags: silence  water 
     
    Not to love is to cease to live.
    — George Sand
    tags: live 
     
    We must love stupid people better than ourselves; are they not the really unfortunate ones of this world? Do not people without taste and without ideal grow constantly weary, rejoicing in nothing, and being quite useless here below?
    — George Sand
    tags: people 
     
    Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile.
    — 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
    tags: mistakes  age  true 
     
    Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
    — George Sand
    tags: young  soul  age  right 
     
    There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
    — George Sand
    tags: happiness 
     
    The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another I is beginning.
    — George Sand
    tags: women 
     
    No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.
    — George Sand
    God abandons only those who abandon themselves, and whoever has the courage to shut up his sorrow within his own heart is stronger to fight against it than he who complains.
    — George Sand
    tags: heart  sorrow  fight  god  courage 
     
    These tears do me good, they have watered the parched place; perhaps my heart will grow again there!
    — George Sand
    tags: heart  tears 
     
    Years do not always make age.
    — George Sand
    tags: age  year 
     
    a woman's heart has no wrinkles.
    — George Sand
    tags: heart 
     
    One wastes so much time, one is so prodigal of life, at twenty! Our days of winter count for double. That is the compensation of the old.
    — George Sand
    tags: time  winter 
     
    The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world
    — George Sand
    tags: world  prayer  lover 
     
    Punctuation has its own philosophy, just as style does, although not as language does. Style is a good understanding of language, punctuation is a good understanding of style.
    — George Sand
    Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and joy.
    — George Sand
    tags: joy  sorrow 
     
    God has written in the law of nature that when two people are joined in love or friendship, one must always give his heart more perfectly than the other.
    — George Sand
    tags: friendship  nature  people  heart  law  god 
     
    Art belongs to all times and to all countries; its special benefit is precisely to be still living when everything else seems dying; that is why Providence shields it from too personal or too general passions, and grants it a patient and persevering organization, durable sensibility, and the contemplative sense in which lies invincible faith.
    — George Sand
    tags: time  living  personal  lies  faith  passion 
     
    Know how to replace in your heart, by the happiness of those you love, the happiness that may be wanting to yourself
    — George Sand
    tags: happiness  heart 
     
    The life of great geniuses is nothing but a sublime storm.
    — George Sand
    You may impose silence upon me, but you can not prevent me from thinking.
    — George Sand
    tags: silence  thinking 
     
    A man is not a wall, whose stones are crushed upon the road; or a pipe, whose fragments are thrown away at a street corner. The fragments of an intellect are always good.
    — George Sand
    tags: men 
     
    Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
    — George Sand
    tags: women  earth  heaven 
     
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    george sand
    Birth    : July 1, 1804
    Death  : June 8, 1876
    Occupation  : Novelist