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.
George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. Letter, May 25, 1866. Correspondence, vol. 4 (1883). Real name Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant.
One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. "Final Comment by George Sand," (written, Sept. 1868) published in The Intimate Journal of George Sand (1929).
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.
George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. Handsome Lawrence, ch. 1 (1872).
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