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“For the happy man prayer is only a jumble of words, until the day when sorrow comes to explain to him the sublime language by means of which he speaks to God.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“Often we pass beside happiness without seeing it, without looking at it, or even if we have seen and looked at it, without recognizing it.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Sometimes one has suffered enough to have the right to never say: I am too happy.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Black Tulip
“I don’t think man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“...The friends we have lost do not repose under the ground...they are buried deep in our hearts. It has been thus ordained that they may always accompany us...”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Love is the most selfish of all the passions.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“What I’ve loved most after you, is myself: that is, my dignity and that strength which made me superior to other men. That Strength was my life. You’ve broken it with a word, so I must die.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“It is the way of weakened minds to see everything through a black cloud. The soul forms its own horizons; your soul is darkened, and consequently the sky of the future appears stormy and unpromising”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Hatred is blind; rage carries you away; and he who pours out vengeance runs the risk of tasting a bitter draught.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“So much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have some bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“...remember that what has once been done may be done again.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“What would you not have accomplished if you had been free?"

"Possibly nothing at all; the overflow of my brain would probably, in a state of freedom, have evaporated in a thousand follies; misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect. Compression is needed to explode gunpowder. Captivity has brought my mental faculties to a focus; and you are well aware that from the collision of clouds electricity is produced — from electricity, lightning, from lightning, illumination.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“A rogue does not laugh in the same way that an honest man does; a hypocrite does not shed the tears of a man of good faith. All falsehood is a mask; and however well made the mask may be, with a little attention we may always succeed in distinguishing it from the true face.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“Now I'd like someone to tell me there is no drama in real life!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Philosophy cannot be taught; it is the application of the sciences to truth.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. ”
Alexandre Dumas
“I am strong against everything, except against the death of those I love. He who dies gains; he who sees others die loses.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Man in the Iron Mask
“Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because sometimes they take a rest.”
Alexandre Dumas
“D’Artagnan: Why is Athos sitting by himself?
Aramis: He takes his drinking very seriously. Not to worry, he’ll be his usual charming self by morning.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
tags: humor
“How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it”
Alexandre Dumas
“There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.....the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
tags: life
“I do not cling to life sufficiently to fear death.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“...but my friends call me Edmund Dantes.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“True, I have raped history, but it has produced some beautiful offspring.”
Alexandre Dumas
“A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.”
Alexandre Dumas
“So, preferring death to capture, I accomplished the most astonishing deeds, and which, more then once, showed me that the too great care we take of our bodies is the only obstacle to the sucess of those projects which require rapid decision, and vigorous and determined execution.
In reality, when you have once devoted your life to your enterprises, you are no longer the equal of other men, or, rather, other men are no longer your equals, and whosoever has taken this resolution, feels his strength and resources doubled.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo


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