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“Hard decisions, sacrifices doesn’t keep you warm at night, life’s too damn short, too damn long to continue without someone at your side”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“l'action et l'amour”
Alexandre Dumas
“Can we account for instinct?' said Monte Cristo. 'Are there not some places where we seem to breathe sadness? — why, we cannot tell. It is a chain of recollections — an idea which carries you back to other times, to other places — which, very likely, have no connection with the present time and place.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Happiness is egotistical.”
Alexandre Dumas
“I have been taken by Satan into the highest mountain in the earth, and when there he said he to me, ‘Child of earth, what wouldst thou have to make thee adore me?’ I replied, ‘Listen, I wish to be Providence myself, for I feel that the most beautiful, noblest, most sublime thing in the world, is to recompense and punish.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“It was like the eve of a battle; the hearts beat, the eyes laughed, and they felft that the life they were perhaps going to lose, was after all, a good thing.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“in prosperity prayers seem but a mere medley of words, until misfortune comes and the unhappy sufferer first understands the meaning of the sublime language in which he invokes the pity of heaven!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“I have no fear of ghosts, and I have never heard it said that so much harm had been done by the dead during 6,000 years as it brought by the living in a single day.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Good fortune is the best of all mistresses.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“Return to the world still more brilliant because of your former sorrows.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“One always hurries towards happiness, Monsieur Danglars, because when one has suffered much, one is at pains to believe in it.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.”
Alexandre Dumas
“It is quite rare for God to provide a great man at the necessary moment to carry out some great deep, which is why when this unusual combination of circumstance does occur, history at once records the name of the chosen one and recommends him to the admiration of posterity. ”
Alexandre Dumas, The Black Tulip
“Friendship throws out deep roots in honest hearts, D'Artagnan. Believe me, it is only the evil-minded who deny friendship; they cannot understand it.”
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After
“It's easy to be friends with when shares the same opinions.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“The king! I thought he was philosopher enough to allow that there was no murder in politics. In politics, my dear fellow, you know, as well as I do, there are no men, but ideas - no feelings, but interests; in politics we do not kill a man, we only remove an obstacle, that is all.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“...joy takes a strange effect at times, it seems to oppress us almost the same as sorrow.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“God will give me justice”
Alexandre Dumas
“Now an enemy is never so near and consequently so threatening, as when he has completely disappeared.”
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After
“На този свят няма нито щастие, нито нещастие, има само сравняване между едно състояние и друго. Нищо повече. Само който е изпитал безгранична злочестина, може да изпита безгранично щастие. Човек трябва да е пожелал да умре, за да разбере колко хубав е животът.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“God orders a man to do all he can to save his life.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Black Tulip
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“There are misfortunes in life that no one will accept; people would rather believe in the supernatural and the impossible.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Man in the Iron Mask
“Why do you mention my father?' screamed he; 'Why do you mingle a recollection of him with the affairs of today?'
Because I am he who saved your father's life when he wished to destroy himself, as you do today-because I am the man who sent the purse to your young sister, and the Paraon to Old Morrel-because I am the Edmond Dantes who nursed you, a child, on my knees.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“My dear fellow " Said Albert, turning to Franz " here is an admirable adventure; we will fill our carriage with pistols, blunderbusses, and double-barreled shotguns. Luigi Vampa comes to take us, and we take him - we bring him back to Rome , and present him to him holiness the Pope, who asks how he can repay so great a service; Then we merely ask for a cariage and a pair of horses, and we will see the Carnival in the carriage , and doubtless the Roman people will crown us at the capitol , and proclaim us, like Curtius and the veiled Horatius, the preservers of there country."

Whilst Albert proposed this scheme, signor Pastrini's face assumed an expression impossible to describe.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Unfortunates, who ought to begin with God, do not have any hope in him till they have exhausted all other means of deliverance.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“...the overflow of my brain would probably, in a state of freedom, have evaporated in a thousand follies; it needs trouble and difficulty and danger to hollow out various mysterious and hidden mines of human intelligence. Pressure is required, you know, to ignite powder: captivity has collected into one single focus all the floating faculties of my mind; they have come into close contact in the narrow space in which they have been wedged. You know that from the collision of clouds electricity is produced and from electricity comes the lightning from whose flash we have light amid our greatest darkness.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“I know what happiness and what despair are, and I never make a jest of such feelings. Take it, then, but in exchange — ”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Il y a une femme dans toutes les affaires; aussitôt qu'on me fait un rapport, je dis: 'Cherchez la femme'.”
Alexandre Dumas, Les Mohicans de Paris, tome 2
“Oh, mankind, race of crocodiles! How well I recognize you down there, and how worthy you are of yourselves!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“I have lost my friends," D'Artagnan said ruefully, burying his head in his hands. "I have nothing left but the bitterest of recollections..."
Two large tears rolled down his cheeks.
"You are young," Athos answered. "Your bitter recollections have the time requisite to change into the happiest of memories.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers


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