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George Sand Quotes

George Sand
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
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#French Novelist #Advice

George Sand
One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
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#French Novelist

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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?
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#French Novelist #Heart

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

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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.
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#Farmers #Doubt

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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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#Fire

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Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
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#French Novelist #Happiness

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One is happy as a result of one's own efforts 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.
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#Happiness

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

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Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
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#French Novelist #Charity

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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.
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#Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love

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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.
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#French Novelist #Beauty

George Sand
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
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#French Novelist #Happiness

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Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
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#French Novelist #Age And Aging

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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, and one's inner happiness.
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#Age And Aging

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Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
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#French Novelist #Life

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Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
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#French Novelist #Pleasure

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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.
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#Women