George Sand

Quote: 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? [George Sand]

Quote: The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world. [George Sand]

Quote: We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire. [George Sand]

Quote: You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing. [George Sand]

Quote: 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]

Quote: Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age. [George Sand]

Quote: 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]

Quote: Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life. [George Sand]

Quote: If they are ignorant, they are despised, if learned, mocked. In love they are reduced to the status of courtesans. As wives they are treated more as servants than as companions. Men do not love them: they make use of them, they exploit them, and expect, in that way, to make them subject to the law of fidelity. [George Sand]

Quote: Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it. [George Sand]

Quote: Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness. [George Sand]

Quote: No human creature can give orders to love. [George Sand]

Quote: 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]

Quote: 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]

Quote: There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved. [George Sand]

Quote: Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth. [George Sand]

Quote: The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession. [George Sand]

Quote: 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]

Quote: 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]

Quote: 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]

Quote: Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure. [George Sand]

Quote: Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven. [George Sand]

Quote: One approaches the journey?s end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe. [George Sand]

Quote: It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living. [George Sand]

Quote: 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]

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