George Sand was born 1 July 1804, and died 8 June 1876
- Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
- Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
- Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
- There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
- 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.
- It’s not the first time I’ve noticed how much more power words have than ideas, particularly in France.
- The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
- Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- The truth is too simple: one must always get there by a complicated route.
- Life is a long ache which rarely sleeps and can never be cured.
George Sand was the pseudonym of Armandine-Aurore-Lucille Dudevant, née Dupin, a French Romantic writer. She was known primarily for her rustic novels, including Indiana. She also wrote plays and a series of memoirs. She is famous for her romance with Frédéric Chopin.