george sand Quotes

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.
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— George Sand
Love without reverence and enthusiasm is only friendship.
tags: friendship
— 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.
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— George Sand
Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
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— George Sand
I have an object, a task, let me say the word, a passion. The profession of writing is a violent and almost indestructible one.
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— George Sand
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
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— George Sand
It is love, not faith, that moves mountains.
tags: faith
— George Sand
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.
tags: humanity
— George Sand
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.
tags: women world
— 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.
tags: experience simplicity 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.
tags: men believe soul earth poor angel heaven
— George Sand
Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
tags: charity
— George Sand
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.
tags: truth beautiful searching faith
— George Sand
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
tags: fire tears book
— George Sand
Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
tags: truth
— George Sand
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.
tags: silence water
— George Sand
Not to love is to cease to live.
tags: live
— George Sand
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?
tags: people
— George Sand
Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile.
tags: nature flowers butterfly
— 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.
tags: mistakes age true
— George Sand
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
tags: young soul age right
— George Sand
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
tags: happiness
— George Sand
The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another I is beginning.
tags: women
— George Sand
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.
tags: humanity knowing revolution
— 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.
tags: heart sorrow fight god courage
— George Sand
These tears do me good, they have watered the parched place; perhaps my heart will grow again there!
tags: heart tears
— George Sand
Years do not always make age.
tags: age year
— George Sand
a woman's heart has no wrinkles.
tags: heart
— George Sand
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.
tags: time winter
— George Sand
The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world
tags: world prayer lover
— George Sand
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.
tags: joy sorrow
— George Sand
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.
tags: friendship nature people heart law god
— George Sand
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.
tags: time living personal lies faith passion
— George Sand
Know how to replace in your heart, by the happiness of those you love, the happiness that may be wanting to yourself
tags: happiness heart
— George Sand
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.
tags: silence thinking
— George Sand
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.
tags: men
— George Sand
Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
tags: women earth heaven
— George Sand
george sand
Birth    : July 1, 1804
Death  : June 8, 1876
Occupation  : Novelist