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Letter "G" » George Sand Quotes
«There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.»
«Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.»
«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?»
Author: George Sand
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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.»
«The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.»
«Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.»
«We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire»
«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.»
«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.»
«You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing.»