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...
  • Can one thus resume one's self? Can one know one's self? Is one ever somebody? I don't know anything about it any more. It now seems to me that one changes from day to day and that every few years one...
    George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. "Final Comment by George Sand," Sept. 1868 entry, The Intimate Journal of George Sand (1929).
  • ''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).
  • 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: ...
    George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. "La Fauvette du Docteur," Almanach du Mois (Nov. 1844).
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