45 Best George Sand Quotes From the French Novelist Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin

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Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, who is well-known by her pen name George Sand was a famous French novelist, memoirist and journalist.

George Sand was born on 1 July 1804 in Paris, France. She was considered to be one of the most popular writers in her lifetime.

George Sand died on 8 June 1876. With the beautiful blend of emotions and language, she has written some epic novels for the future generations to read. Her most notable works include  'La Mare au diable' (1846), 'François le Champi' (1848), and 'La Petite Fadette' (1849) which speaks of her intense love for countryside and her immense sympathy for the poor. George Sand inspirational quotes, George Sand motivating quotes, George Sand life quotes are like by all. Here's a list of quotes by George Sand.

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George Sand Novel Quotes

George Sand quotes are inspirational.

'Indiana', 1832, was the first novel by George Sand which brought her under the spot light. Given below is a list of novel quotes from George Sand.

1. "One is happy 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."

- George Sand.

2. "Art for art's sake is an empty phrase. Art for the sake of truth, art for the sake of the good and the beautiful, that is the faith I am searching for."

- George Sand.

3. "The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another I is beginning."

- George Sand.

4."Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views."

- George Sand.

5."The brain is a tool that gets rusty without constant, albeit moderate, exercise."

- George Sand.

6. "Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life."

- George Sand.

7. "There is only one happiness in life. To love and be loved."

- George Sand.

8. "We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire."

- George Sand.

9. "The intellect seeks, the heart finds."

- George Sand.

10. "Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile."

- George Sand.

11."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.

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

- George Sand.

13. "It is love, not faith, that moves mountains."

- George Sand.

14. "Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure."

- George Sand.

15. "The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart."

- George Sand.

16. "Have you never admired it, never caressed it? Has the damp night air made it lose all its fragrance? Haven’t you one thought, one tear, for the girl who used to wear this ring?"

- George Sand.

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

- George Sand.

18. "Liszt said to me today that God alone deserves to be loved. It may be true, but when one has loved a man it is very different to love God."

- George Sand.

19. "If people were not wicked I should not mind their being stupid; but, to our misfortune, they are both."

- George Sand.

20. "No human creature can give orders to love."

- George Sand.

George Sand Poetry Quotes

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George Sand was also an eminent poet who knows the necessary ingredients of happiness which are simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. Here's a list of George Sand quotes about poetry.

21. "Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and joy."

- George Sand.

22. "I have an object, a task, let me say the word, a passion. The profession of writing is a violent and almost indestructible one.

- George Sand.

23. "Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it."

- George Sand.

24. "The truth is too simple: one must always get there by a complicated route."

- George Sand.

25. "Obstacles usually stimulate passion, but sometimes they kill it."

- George Sand.

26. "Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect."

- George Sand.

27. "Every historian discloses a new horizon."

- George Sand.

28. "But over my will, Monsieur, you have no power. God alone can bend and subdue it."

- George Sand.

29."Where there is no longer love, there is no longer anything."

- George Sand.

30. "Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age."

- George Sand.

George Sand Quotes About Love

George Sand was an ardent believer in the power of love so much so that most of her literary works revolved around it. Given below, here's a list of George Sand quotes on love.

31."I was born to love - but none of you wanted to believe it, and that misunderstanding was crucial in forming my character. It's true that nature was strangely inconsistent in giving me a warm heart, but also a face that was like a stone mask and a tongue that was heavy and slow. She refused me what she bestowed freely on even the most loutish of my fellow men...People judged my inner character by my outer covering, and like a sterile fruit, I withered under the rough husk I couldn't slough off."

- George Sand.

32."The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world."

- George Sand.

33. "One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe."

- George Sand.

34. "The capacity of passion is both cruel and divine."

- George Sand.

35. "Admiration and familiarity are strangers."

- George Sand.

36. "It is extraordinary how music sends one back into memories of the past."

- George Sand.

37. "Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy."

- George Sand.

38. "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.

39. "Life is a long ache which rarely sleeps and can never be cured."

- George Sand.

40. "Masterpieces are only lucky attempts."

- George Sand.

41. "Vanity is the quicksand of reason."

- George Sand.

42."I'm not full of virtues and noble qualities. I love, but I love strongly, exclusive, steadfastly."

- George Sand.

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

- George Sand.

44. "I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy."

- George Sand.

45. "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.

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