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George Sand


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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 wo...
    George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. Letter, May 25, 1866. Correspondence, vol. 4 (1883). Real name Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dud...
  • ''One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.''
    George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. "Final Comment by George Sand," (written, Sept. 1868) published in The Intimate Journal of George Sand (1929...
  • ''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.''
    George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. Handsome Lawrence, ch. 1 (1872).
  • ''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.''
    George Sand (1804-1976), French novelist. The Haunted Pool, preface (1851).
  • ''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.''
    George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. The Haunted Pool, ch. 2 (1851). speaking of peasants. Real name Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Du...
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