Zitat des Tages von George Sand:
The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world.
One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
Every historian discloses a new horizon.
The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
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?
Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
One changes from day to day, and... after a few years have passed one has completely altered.
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.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
No human creature can give orders to love.