George Sand Quotes

Most popular George Sand Quotes

Almost all novels are love stories.

novels

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.

admiration familiarity

One knows what one has lost, but not what one may find.

loss

I have a horror of vanity; it is the quicksand of reason.

vanity

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
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happiness love

Love without veneration and enthusiasm is only friendship.
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Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect.

selfishness

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
— George Sand
Obstacles usually stimulate passion, but sometimes they kill it.

obstacles

The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
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authors

Art speaks only to the mind, whereas nature speaks to all the faculties.

nature

Art is not a study of positive reality; it is a search after ideal truth.

art

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
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The brain is a tool that gets rusty without constant, albeit moderate, exercise.

Brain

A cigar numbs sorrow and fills the solitary hours with a million gracious images.
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cigars Cigar

One must love with all of one's being, or else live, come what may, a life of complete chastity.
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love

Faith is like love; when you want it you can't find it, and you find it when you least expect it.

faith

These tears do me good, they have watered the parched place; perhaps my heart will grow again there!

tears

Nature distributes her favors unequally.  To some of her creatures she gives intelligence, to others beauty.

beauty nature

The human soul is hospitable, and will entertain conflicting sentiments and contradictory opinions with much impartiality.

the human condition

He who draws noble delights from the sentiment of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.

poets

We all run the risk of declining, if somebody does not rise to tell us that life is on the heights, and not in the cesspools.

leadership inspirational life aspiration

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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We must live as we ride; be supple, avoid checking our steed without need, hold the bridle lightly, go ahead when the wind is favorable.
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advisory

Guard within yourself that treasure, kindness.  Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

kindness

Art for the sake of art itself is an idle sentence. Art for the sake of truth, for the sake of what is beautiful and good-that is the creed I seek.
— George Sand

art

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.
— George Sand

aging

Art for the sake of art itself is an idle sentence. Art for the sake of truth, for the sake of what is beautiful and good — that is the creed I seek.
— George Sand

truth

Art, for the sake of art itself, is an idle sentence. Art, for the sake of truth, for the sake of what is beautiful and good, that is the creed I seek.

art why I write

One never knows how much a family may grow; and when a hive is too full, and it is necessary to form a new swarm, each one thinks of carrying away his own honey.

family

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.

happiness

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. Know how to replace in your heart, by the happiness of those you love, the happiness that may be wanting to yourself.