42 Top George Sand Quotes
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.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. 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. Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views. We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile. 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. The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another I is beginning. The capacity of passion is both cruel and divine 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. Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life. Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and joy. 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. 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. 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. There are no more thorough prudes than those who have some little secret to hide. Know how to replace in your heart, by the happiness of those you love, the happiness that may be wanting to yourself Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it. 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. I'm not full of virtues and noble qualities. I love, but I love strongly, exclusive, stedfasty. There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved. Admiration and familiarity are strangers. He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life. When they are among us cats are angels 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. The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. And I refused to make any sacrifices; for nothing on earth seemed more valuable than my peace of mind, my pleasure and my acclaim. Then she had doubts about the reality of her situation and wondered if her imminent departure was not the illusion of a dream. No place is ugly to those who understand the virtues and sweetness of everything that God has made. 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. Weak people live in perpetual fear and foreboding. [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. There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
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.
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.
Autumn is a melancholy and graceful andante, that prepares beautifully solemn adagio of winter
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.
The constant winds of petty appetite dissipate the power of response. At the very time I should speak out I feel more than ever the impossibility of doing so.