George Sand Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old George Sand quotes, George Sand sayings, and George Sand proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Vanity is the quicksand of reason.

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

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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.

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

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Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.

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Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect.     

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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.

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

George Sand

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.

George Sand

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

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Unrequited love differs from mutual love, just like delusion differs from the truth.

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

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The cigar is the perfect complement to an elegant lifestyle.     

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

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

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Oblivion is the flower that grows best on graves.

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

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Discouragement seizes us only when we can no longer count on chance.     

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Discouragement seizes us only when we can no longer count on chance.     

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

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

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