George Sand

French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)

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Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.Rate it:
I regard as a mortal sin not only the lying of the senses in matters of love, but also the illusion which the senses seek to create where love is only partial. I say, I believe, that one must love with all of one's being, or else live, come what may, a life of complete chastity.Rate it:
If they are ignorant, they are despised, if learned, mocked. In love they are reduced to the status of courtesans. As wives they are treated more as servants than as companions. Men do not love them: they make use of them, they exploit them, and expect, in that way, to make them subject to the law of fidelity.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wring from it the treasures of its fertility, when a bit of the blackest and coarsest bread is, at the end of the day's work, the sole recompense and the sole profit attaching to so arduous a toil.Rate it:
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine.Rate it:
There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved.Rate it:
There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.Rate it:
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent, to one's affections, and one's inner happiness.Rate it:
Work is not man's punishment! It is his reward and his strength, his glory and his pleasure.Rate it:
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.Rate it:

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