George Sand Quotes & Wallpapers

George Sand
Total Quotes: 191


Humanity is outraged in me and with me. We must not dissimulate nor try to forget this indignation, which is one of the most passionate forms of love. George Sand

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one knows of 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 is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain. George Sand

To forgive a fault in another is more sublime than to be faultless one's self. George Sand

The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one's eyes... George Sand

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. George Sand

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

Happiness lies in the consciousness we have of it. George Sand

God abandons only those who abandon themselves, and whoever has the courage to shut up his sorrow within his own heart is stronger to fight against it than he who complains. George Sand

I'm not full of virtues and noble qualities. I love, but I love strongly, exclusive, stedfasty. George Sand

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self when one does not lack wit and is familiar with all the niceties of language. Language is a prostitute queen who descends and rises to all roles. Disguises herself, arrays herself in fine apparel, hides her head and effaces herself; an advocate who has an answer for everything, who has always foreseen everything, and who assumes a thousand forms in order to be right. The most honorable of men is he who thinks best and acts best, but the most powerful is he who is best able to talk and write George Sand

Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and joy. George Sand

The cigar is the perfect complement to an elegant lifestyle. George Sand

There is but on virtue-the eternal sacrifice of self. George Sand

Art belongs to all times and to all countries; its special benefit is precisely to be still living when everything else seems dying; that is why Providence shields it from too personal or too general passions, and grants it a patient and persevering organization, durable sensibility, and the contemplative sense in which lies invincible faith. George Sand

The brain is a tool that gets rusty without constant, albeit moderate, exercise. George Sand

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

It is always the best friends who are neglected and ignored. George Sand

fretting at trouble only doubles it. George Sand

a woman, when she is heroic, is not heroic by halves. George Sand

... the progress of the language has caused us to lose many old treasures. It is thus with all progress, and one must make the best of it. George Sand

My strength has not equaled my mad ambition. I have remained obscure; I have done worse - I have touched success, and allowed it to escape me. George Sand

The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world George Sand

Not to love is to cease to live. George Sand

No human creature can command love, and no one is guilty for feeling or for losing it. George Sand

Immodest creature, you do not want a woman who will accept your faults, you want the one who pretends you are faultless - one who will caress the hand that strikes her and kiss the lips that lie to her. George Sand

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

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

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

Vanity is the quicksand of reason. George Sand

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

The most honest of men is the one who thinks and acts best, but the most powerful is the one who writes and speaks best. George Sand

When I tried to draw near, you dissolved into air before my lips could touch you.... George Sand

Believe in no other God than the one who insists on justice and equality among men. George Sand

Humanity is outraged in me and with me. George Sand

Where love is absent there can be no woman. George Sand

Fame and admiration weigh not a feather in the scale against friendship and love, for the heart languishes all the same. George Sand

Life is a slate where all our sins are written; from time to time we rub the sponge of repentance over it so we can begin sinning again. George Sand

Travelling is like a novel: it's what happens that counts. George Sand

Age continually alters the faces of those who think or study, and so their portraits differ from one another and don't even resemble them for very long. I dream so much and live so little that I'm sometimes only three years old. But the next day I'm three hundred, if the dream has been sombre. George Sand

... when we are misunderstood it is always our own fault. What the reader wants most of all is to be able to grasp what we think; but you loftily refuse to comply. George Sand

Life isn't always easy but so long as we have hope that we will find someone to help us through the darkness things will always get better. When we find that person, life suddenly explodes and darkness turns into a riot of colour. We're always looking for someone, what we need to remember is that someone is out there looking for us too. George Sand

Unrequited love is as different from the mutual love as the error from the truth. George Sand

No place is ugly to those who understand the virtues and sweetness of everything that God has made. George Sand

Be prudent, and if you hear, * * * some insult or some threat, * * * have the appearance of not hearing it. George Sand

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self when one does not lack wit and is familiar with all the niceties of language. Language is a prostitute queen who descends and rises to all roles. Disguises herself, arrays herself in fine apparel, hides her head and effaces herself; an advocate who has an answer for everything, who has always foreseen everything, and who assumes a thousand forms in order to be right. The most honorable of men is he who thinks best and acts best, but the most powerful is he who is best able to talk and write George Sand

No human creature can give orders to love. George Sand

Every historian discloses a new horizon. George Sand

I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy. George Sand

One wastes so much time, one is so prodigal of life, at twenty! Our days of winter count for double. That is the compensation of the old. George Sand

I say, I believe, that one must love with all of one's being... George Sand

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent, and one's inner happiness. George Sand

A child motivated by competitive ideals will grow into a man without conscience, shame, or true dignity. George Sand

You, stupid one, who believe in laws which punish murder by murder ... George Sand

almost all novels are love stories. George Sand

We must have a passion in life. George Sand

It seems to me that the earth belongs to God who made it and entrusted it to men as a perpetual home. But it cannot have been part of His plan that some men should be ill with overfeeding and that others should die of starvation. No matter what anyone can say they cannot prevent me from feeling sad and angry when I see a beggar crying at a rich man's door. George Sand

we do not die of anguish, we live on. We continue to suffer. We drink the cup drop by drop. George Sand

Our work can never be better than we are ourselves. George Sand

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

There are no more thorough prudes than those who have some little secret to hide. George Sand

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. George Sand

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

It is quite wrong to think of old age as a downward slope. On the contrary, one climbs higher and higher with the ad-vancing years, and that, too with sur-prising strides. Brain-work comes as easily to the old as physical exertion to the child. One is moving, it is true, towards the end of life, but that end is now a goal, and not a reef in which the vessel may be dashed. George Sand

A day will come when everything in my life will be changed, when I shall do good to others, when some one will love me, when I shall give my whole heart to the man whi gives ne his; neanwhile, U will suffer in silence and keep my love as a reward for him who shall set me free. George Sand

When they are among us cats are angels George Sand

Know how to replace in your heart, by the happiness of those you love, the happiness that may be wanting to yourself George Sand

To eat together is one of the greatest promoters of intimacy. It is the satisfaction in common of a material necessity of existence, and if you seek a loftier meaning in it, it is a communion ... George Sand

Experience is always a trustworthy guide; it may not tell you everything, but it never lies. George Sand

a woman's heart has no wrinkles. George Sand

honesty dies in selling itself. George Sand



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