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Here are the deepest Love, Women, Time, Nature, Life, Mind, Heart quotes from George Sand, and much more.


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About George Sand

birth of the author

1 July 1804

death of the author

8 June 1876

occupation of the author


movement of the author

Romanticism Pastoralism


If people were not wicked I should not mind their being stupid; but, to our misfortune, they are both. โ€” George Sand

The mind has no sex. โ€” 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. โ€” George Sand

Art speaks only to the mind, whereas nature speaks to all the faculties. โ€” George Sand

the mind has no sex George Sand quote

I needn’t tell you that success and failure prove nothingโ€“the whole thing is a lottery. It’s pleasant to succeed; but for a philosophic mind it oughtn’t to be very upsetting to fail. โ€” George Sand


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


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The life of great geniuses is nothing but a sublime storm. โ€” George Sand

We must have a passion in life. โ€” George Sand

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

life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life George Sand quote

Death must no longer be either the penalty for prosperity or the consolation of misery. God did not destine it to be either the punishment or the compensation for life. โ€” George Sand

Life is a succession of afflictions for the heart. โ€” George Sand

Whoever has loved once, knows all that life contains of sorrow and of joy. โ€” George Sand

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness. โ€” George Sand

As far as I am concerned I would rather spend the rest of my life in prison than marry again. โ€” George Sand

the life of great geniuses is nothing but a sublime storm George Sand quote

Sex is the most respectable and holy thing in all creation, the most serious act in life. โ€” George Sand

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. โ€” George Eliot

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. โ€” George Sand

What is George Sand best known for?

Georgeโ€™s Sandโ€™s first novel, Indiana, brought her immediate fame, but she is best known for her rustic novels La Mare au diable, Franรงois le Champi, and La Petite Fadette, which drew their chief inspiration from her lifelong love of the countryside and sympathy for the poor


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

I know that I have found fulfillment. I have an object in life, a task … a passion. โ€” George Sand

we must have a passion in life George Sand quote

Nowadays it seems that moral education is no longer considered necessary. Attention is wholly centered on intelligence, while the heart life is ignored. โ€” 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. โ€” George Sand


A womAn’s heArt hAs no wrinkles. โ€” George Sand

These tears do me good, they have watered the parched place; perhaps my heart will grow again there! โ€” George Sand

The intellect seeks, the heart finds. โ€” George Sand

a woman s heart has no wrinkles George Sand quote

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. โ€” George Sand

Weeds are omnipresent; errors are to be found in the heart of the most lovable. โ€” George Sand

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

Simplicity is the essence of the great, the true, the beautiful in art. โ€” George Sand


Where there is no longer love, there is no longer anything. โ€” George Sand

where there is no longer love there is no longer anything George Sand quote

I say, I believe, that one must love with all of one’s being. โ€” George Sand

Love without reverence and enthusiasm is only friendship. โ€” George Sand

Faith is like love; when you want it you can’t find it, and you find it when you least expect it. โ€” George Sand

O heart! love is thy bane and thy antidote. โ€” George Sand

Unrequited love is as different from the mutual love as the error from the truth. โ€” George Sand

i say i believe that one must love with all of one s being George Sand quote

Not to love is to cease to live. โ€” George Sand

Young love needs dangers and barriers to nourish it. โ€” George Sand

Fame and admiration weigh not a feather in the scale against friendship and love, for the heart languishes all the same. โ€” George Sand

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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. โ€” George Sand

Humanity is outraged in me and with me. We must not dissimulate nor try to forget this indignation, which is one of the most passionate forms of love. โ€” George Sand

love without reverence and enthusiasm is only friendship George Sand quote

I’m not full of virtues and noble qualities. I love, but I love strongly, exclusive, stedfasty. โ€” George Sand

Love is too delicate a flower to rise again when one has trampled it under foot. โ€” George Sand

Simplicity, a delicate silence about oneself, increases their worth and makes one love those whom one admires. โ€” George Sand

No human creature can give orders to love. โ€” 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. โ€” George Sand

o heart love is thy bane and thy antidote George Sand quote

It is love, not faith, that moves mountains. โ€” George Sand

Celebrate within yourself that wonderful treasure . . . true kindness. โ€” George Sand

The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine. โ€” George Sand


Nature distributes her favors unequally. โ€” George Sand

I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy. โ€” George Sand

nature distributes her favors unequally George Sand quote

The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one’s eyes. โ€” George Sand

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

What else is George Sand famous for?

Although George Sand is principally remembered for her contributions to literature, particularly her rustic novels, she also gained notoriety for her romantic involvement with famous men, including master of the short story Prosper Mรฉrimรฉe, poet and dramatist Alfred de Musset, and composer and pianist Frรฉdรฉric Chopin.



A womAn, when she is heroic, is not heroic by hAlves. โ€” George Sand

Where love is absent there can be no woman. โ€” George Sand

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

a woman when she is heroic is not heroic by halves George Sand quote

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. โ€” George Sand

Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven. โ€” George Sand

Learned women are ridiculed because they put to shame unlearned men. โ€” George Sand

There is only one sex. A man and a woman are so entirely the same thing that one can scarcely understand the subtle reasons for sex distinctions with which our minds are filled. โ€” George Sand

No human being can control love, and no one is to blame either for feeling it or for losing it. What alone degrades a woman is falsehood. โ€” George Sand

where love is absent there can be no woman George Sand quote

Immodest creature, you do not want a woman who will accept your faults, you want the one who pretends you are faultlessโ€“one who will caress the hand that strikes her and kiss the lips that lie to her. โ€” George Sand

What is there over which the incomparable beauty of childhood would not triumph? โ€” George Sand


It is high time that we had lights that are not incendiary torches. โ€” George Sand

Life is a slate where all our sins are written; from time to time we rub the sponge of repentance over it so we can begin sinning again. โ€” George Sand

Ever since time began the world has seemed stupid to those who aren’ t stupid themselves. It was to avoid that annoyance that I became stupid myself, as fast as ever I could. Sheer egoism, no doubt. โ€” George Sand

it is high time that we had lights that are not incendiary torches George Sand quote

One wastes so much time, one is so prodigal of life, at twenty! Our days of winter count for double. That is the compensation of the old. โ€” George Sand

Time is always wanting to me, and I cannot meet with a single day when I am nut hurried along, driven to by wits’โ€“end by urgent work, business to attent do or some service to render. โ€” George Sand

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