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George Sand
July 1, 1804 - June 8, 1876
Nationality: French
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: French Novelist

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.


Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?


Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.


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.


Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.


Admiration and familiarity are strangers.


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


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


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.


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


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

    Topics: Age

One changes from day to day, and... after a few years have passed one has completely altered.


Every historian discloses a new horizon.


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


I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.


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


Vanity is the quicksand of reason.


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


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


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


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