Quotes by George Sand

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

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

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.
– George Sand

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
– George Sand

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
– George Sand

Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect.
– George Sand

Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
– George Sand

The capacity of passion is both cruel and divine.
– George Sand

Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and joy.
– George Sand

Art for art’s sake is an empty phrase. Art for the sake of truth, art for the sake of the good and the beautiful, that is the faith I am searching for.
– George Sand

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
– George Sand

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.
– George Sand

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

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
– George Sand

No place is ugly to those who understand the virtues and sweetness of everything that God has made.
– George Sand

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