George Sand

George Sand

French Novelist

Lived from: 1804-1876

Quotes: George Sand

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    Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
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    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.
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    I regard as a mortal sin not only the lying of the senses in matters of love, but also the illusion which the senses seek to create where love is only partial. I say, I believe, that one must love with all of one's being, or else live, come what may, a life of complete chastity.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
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    One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
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    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.
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    The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
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    There is only one happiness in life - to love and to be loved.
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    Work is not man's punishment! It is his reward and his strength, his glory and his pleasure.
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