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42 Top George Sand Quotes

Famous As: One of the Most Popular Writers in Europe in Her Lifetime
Born On: July 1, 1804
Died On: June 8, 1876
Born In: Paris, France
Died At Age: 71

Armandine Aurore Lucille Dupi renowned by her pen-name George Sand, commonly known as Aurore was one of the very few female writers of the 19th century to gain success. She was distantly related to a noble family and became the mistress of the estate of Nohant after her grandmother’s death. After suffering in bad marriage Aurore traveled to Paris for an independent life, where she wrote articles for a living which helped her become famous. This encouraged her to write novels. She wrote her first novel in liaison with Jules Sandeau, the famous French Novelist. Then she further wrote independent novels under the pseudonym, George Sand. With all her fame and craving for an ideal love, she fell in and out of many romantic relationships. The novels were usually written on romance and love and some of her books reflect her pain from previous relationships. We bring to you a treasure trove of quotes and thoughts by George Sand which have been extracted from the vast sea of her work and writings. Go through these quotes on love by George Sand that beautifully reflects the pain she has gone through.

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

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
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

George Sand
Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect

Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect

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

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

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

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

George Sand
You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing.

You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing.

George Sand
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.

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
The capacity of passion is both cruel and divine

The capacity of passion is both cruel and divine

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

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

George Sand
Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.

George Sand
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.

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
The world will know and understand me someday. But if that day does not arrive, it does not greatly matter. I shall have opened the way for other women.

The world will know and understand me someday. But if that day does not arrive, it does not greatly matter. I shall have opened the way for other women.

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.

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

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

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

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

George Sand
Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

George Sand
Admiration and familiarity are strangers.

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.

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.

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
When they are among us cats are angels

When they are among us cats are angels

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

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

George Sand
Then she had doubts about the reality of her situation and wondered if her imminent departure was not the illusion of a dream.

Then she had doubts about the reality of her situation and wondered if her imminent departure was not the illusion of a dream.

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

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

George Sand
God has written in the law of nature that when two people are joined in love or friendship, one must always give his heart more perfectly than the other.

God has written in the law of nature that when two people are joined in love or friendship, one must always give his heart more perfectly than the other.

George Sand
And I refused to make any sacrifices; for nothing on earth seemed more valuable than my peace of mind, my pleasure and my acclaim.

And I refused to make any sacrifices; for nothing on earth seemed more valuable than my peace of mind, my pleasure and my acclaim.

George Sand
She discovered that a great deal of the suffering in this world is due not so much to original sin, but to a kind of original stupidity, an unimaginative, stubborn stupidity.

She discovered that a great deal of the suffering in this world is due not so much to original sin, but to a kind of original stupidity, an unimaginative, stubborn stupidity.

George Sand
Weak people live in perpetual fear and foreboding.

Weak people live in perpetual fear and foreboding.

George Sand
[I]t is that we are too apt to despise what appears to be neither good nor beautiful, and thus we lose what is helpful and salutary.

[I]t is that we are too apt to despise what appears to be neither good nor beautiful, and thus we lose what is helpful and salutary.

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

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

George Sand
Art for art’s sake is an empty phrase. Art for the sake of the true, art for the sake of the good and the beautiful, that is the faith I am searching for.

Art for art’s sake is an empty phrase. Art for the sake of the true, art for the sake of the good and the beautiful, that is the faith I am searching for.

George Sand
We have now all sorts of good reasons for accepting life, quite as good as those that had made us reject it the previous week.

We have now all sorts of good reasons for accepting life, quite as good as those that had made us reject it the previous week.

George Sand
Autumn is a melancholy and graceful andante, that prepares beautifully solemn adagio of winter

Autumn is a melancholy and graceful andante, that prepares beautifully solemn adagio of winter

George Sand
Nature alone can speak to our intelligence an imperishable language, never changing, because it remains within the bounds of eternal truth and of what is absolutely noble and beautiful.

Nature alone can speak to our intelligence an imperishable language, never changing, because it remains within the bounds of eternal truth and of what is absolutely noble and beautiful.

George Sand
The constant winds of petty appetite dissipate the power of response.

The constant winds of petty appetite dissipate the power of response.

George Sand
At the very time I should speak out I feel more than ever the impossibility of doing so.

At the very time I should speak out I feel more than ever the impossibility of doing so.

George Sand