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GEORGE SAND
(PSEUDONYM OF MME. ARMANDINE LUCILE DUPON DUDEVANT)
French novelist
(1804 - 1876)

Admiration and familiarity strangers.
      - [Admiration]

Discouragement seizes us only when we can no longer count on chance.
      - [Chance]

Fame and admiration weigh not a feather in the scale against friendship and love, for the heart languishes all the same.
      - [Fame]

Learned women are ridiculed because they put to shame unlearned men.
      - [Education]

Love without reverence and enthusiasm is only friendship.
      - [Devotion]

Lying, like license, has its degrees.
      - [Lying]

O heart! love is thy bane and thy antidote.
      - [Heart]

The life of great geniuses is nothing but a sublime storm.
      - [Genius]

The smoke of glory is not worth the smoke of a pipe.
      - [Glory]

There are no greater prudes than those women who have some secret to hide.
      - [Guilt]

There is but on virtue--the eternal sacrifice of self.
      - [Unselfishness]

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
      - in a letter to Lina Calamatta [Love]

To forgive a fault in another is more sublime than to be faultless one's self.
      - [Forgiveness]

Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
      - [Vanity]

Weakness is oftentimes so palpable as to be equivalent to wickedness.
      - [Weakness]

Weeds are omnipresent; errors are to be found in the heart of the most lovable.
      - [Error]

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always of the soul.
      - Handsome Lawrence (ch. I) [Beauty]

A man is not a wall, whose stones are crushed upon the road; or a pipe, whose fragments are thrown away at a street corner. The fragments of an intellect are always good.
      - Handsome Lawrence (ch. II) [Intellect]

Be prudent, and if you hear, . . . some insult or some threat, . . . have the appearance of not hearing it.
      - Handsome Lawrence (ch. II) [Prudence]

A sweet voice, a little indistinct and muffled, which caresses and does not thrill; an utterance which glides on without emphasis, and lays stress on what is deeply felt.
      - Handsome Lawrence (ch. III) [Voice]

Happiness lies in the consciousness we have of it, and by no means in the way the future keeps its promises.
      - Handsome Lawrence (ch. III) [Happiness]


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