George Sand Quotes

35 George Sand quotes:

"Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age."
"Admiration and familiarity are strangers"
Author: Sand Quotes Category: Admiration Quotes
"Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven."
"Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure."
"He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life."
"Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness."
"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."
"It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wring from it the treasures of its fertility, when a bit of the blackest and coarsest bread is, at the end of the day's work, the sole recompense and the sole profit attaching to so arduous a toil."
Author: Sand Quotes Category: Doubt Quotes Farmers Quotes
"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."
"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."
"I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy"
Author: Sand Quotes Category: Enthusiasm Quotes
"We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire"
Author: Sand Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"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."
"Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness."
"Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it."
"The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world."
"Vanity is the quicksand of reason."
"We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire."
"One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe."
"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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