George Sand Quotes

35 George Sand 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
"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."
"One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience."
Author: Sand Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius."
"I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy."
"Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure."
"Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness."
"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."
"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?"
"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."
"Admiration and familiarity are strangers."
"Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it."
"I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy"
Author: Sand Quotes Category: Enthusiasm Quotes
"The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world."
"Vanity is the quicksand of reason."
"One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe."
"Every historian discloses a new horizon."
"Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life."

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