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“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
" Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.”
Alexandre Dumas
“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Moral wounds have this peculiarity - they may be hidden, but they never close; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“It's necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.”
Alexandre Dumas
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“All human wisdom is contained in these two words--"Wait and Hope.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.”
Alexandre Dumas
“When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body's sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.”
Alexandre Dumas
“We are always in a hurry to be happy...; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Women are never so strong as after their defeat.”
Alexandre Dumas, Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois
“Ah, lips that say one thing, while the heart thinks another,”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“One's work may be finished someday, but one's education never.”
Alexandre Dumas
“Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Fool that I am," said he,"that I did not tear out my heart the day I resolved to revenge myself".”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it.”
Alexandre Dumas
“Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,-Wait and hope.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
“All for one and one for all.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
“Abbe Faria: Here is your final lesson - do not commit the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, Vengeance is mine.
Edmond Dantes: I don't believe in God.
Abbe Faria: It doesn't matter. He believes in you. ”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo, V1
“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

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