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Amantine Lucile Aurore ("George Sand") Dudevant Quotes


French novelist
(1804 - 76)

A man loved by a beautiful and virtuous woman, carries with him a talisman that renders him invulnerable; every one feels that such a one's life has a higher value than that of others.
[Love]
 

A woman cannot love a man she feels to be her inferior; love without veneration and enthusiasm is only friendship.
[Love]
 

He who finds elevated and lofty pleasure in the feeling of poetry is a true poet, though he never composed a line of verse in his entire lifetime.
[Poetry]
 

Love is the virtue of women.
[Love]
 

Oblivion is the flower that grows best on graves.
 

There is but one virtue - the eternal sacrifice of self.
[Usefulness]
 

Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
[Vanity]