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Alexandre Dumas
“True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.”
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas
“Yet man will never be perfect until he learns to create and destroy; he does know how to destroy, and that is half the battle.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“Look, look,' cried the count, seizing the young man's hands - "look, for on my soul it is curious. Here is a man who had resigned himself to his fate, who was going to the scaffold to die - like a coward, it is true, but he was about to die without resistance. Do you know what gave him strength? - do you know what consoled him? It was, that another partook of his punishment - that another partook of his anguish - that another was to die before him. Lead two sheep to the butcher's, two oxen to the slaughterhouse, and make one of them understand that his companion will not die; the sheep will bleat for pleasure, the ox will bellow with joy. But man - man, who God created in his own image - man, upon whom God has laid his first, his sole commandment, to love his neighbour - man, to whom God has given a voice to express his thoughts - what is his first cry when he hears his fellowman is saved? A blasphemy. Honour to man, this masterpiece of nature, this king of the creation!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“There are some situations which men understand by instinct, by which reason is powerless to explain; in such cases the greatest poet is he who gives utterance to the most natural and vehement outburst of sorrow. Those who hear the bitter cry are as much impressed as if they listened to an entire poem, and when th sufferer is sincere they are right in regarding his outburst as sublime.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“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

W.E.B. Du Bois
“I sit with Shakespeare and he winces not. Across the color-line I move arm in arm with Balzac and Dumas, where smiling men and welcoming women glide in gilded halls. From out the caves of the evening that swing between the strong-limbed earth and the tracery of the stars, I summon Aristotle and Aurelius... and they come all graciously with no scorn nor condescension. So, wed with Truth, I dwell above the Veil.”
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk

Alexandre Dumas
“You are my son Dantés! You are the child of my captivity. My priestly office condemned me to celibacy: God sent you to me both to console the man who could not be a father and the prisoner who could not be free”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“Youth is the flower of which love is the fruit;
Happy the gatherer who picks it after watching it slowly mature.”
Alexandre Dumas‎

Alexandre Dumas
“There is something so awe-inspiring in great afflictions that even in the worst times the first emotion of a crowd has generally been to sympathise with the sufferer in a great catastrophe.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“Des par tous et tous par un.”
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas
“Mirad, porque a fe mía es cosa curiosa. Allí tenéis un hombre que estaba resignado a su suerte, que marchaba al patíbulo, que iba a morir como un cobarde, es verdad, pero, después de todo, iba a morir sin blasfemar y sin resistirse, ¿y sabéis lo que le daba alguna fuerza? ¿Sabéis lo que le consolaba? ¿Sabéis lo que le hacía sufrir el suplicio con resignación…?, el que otro participaba de su angustia, que otro iba a morir como él, que otro iba a morir antes que él. Llevad dos carneros o dos bueyes al matadero, y haced comprender a uno de ellos que su compañero no morirá. El carnero balará de gozo y el buey mugirá de placer. Pero el hombre, el hombre que Dios ha creado a su imagen, el hombre a quien Dios impuso por primera, por única, por suprema ley, el amor al prójimo, el hombre a quien ha dado una voz para expresar su pensamiento, ¿cuál será su primer grito al saber que su compañero se ha salvado? Una blasfemia. ¡Oh!, ¡honor al hombre, a esa obra maestra de la naturaleza, a ese rey de la creación!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“The pretty landlady was desolate. She would have taken D'Artagnan not only as her husband, but as her God, he was so handsome and had so fierce a mustache.”
Alexandre Dumas, Premium Collection - 27 Novels in One Volume: The Three Musketeers Series, The Marie Antoinette Novels, The Count of Monte Cristo, The ... Hero of the People, The Queen's Necklace...

Alexandre Dumas
“On the first Monday of the month of April, 1625, the market town of Meung, in which the author of Romance of the Rose was born, appeared to be in as perfect a state of revolution as if the Huguenots had just made a second La Rochelle of it.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas
“I swear, you are frightening me!" said Dantes. "Is the world full of tigers and crocodiles then?"
"Yes, except that the tigers and crocodiles with two legs are more dangerous than the rest.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“...he sat down in the chair and went over in his mind everything that in the past week or so had filled his cup of bitter sorrows and dark memories to overflowing.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“No halfway emotions can exist in a heart swollen with utmost despair.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“However much a man is inured to taking risks, however well prepared he is for danger, the fluttering of his heart and the pricking of his skin will always let him know the vast difference that lies between dream and reality, planning and execution.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“I acted hastily towards him. Haste is a poor counsellor: I acted wrongly.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“Влюбеният не е никога страшен.”
Alexandre Dumas, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo I

Alexandre Dumas
“a no nacer los malos pensamientos de una organización mala también, el crimen repugna a la naturaleza humana. Sin embargo, la civilización nos ha creado necesidades, vicios y falsos apetitos, cuya influencia llega tal vez a ahogar en nosotros los buenos instintos, arrastrándonos al mal.”
Alexandre Dumas, El Conde de Monte-Cristo

Guillaume Musso
“Pivot : Homme ou femme pour illustrer un nouveau billet de banque?

Fawles : Alexandre Dumas, qui a gagné beaucoup avant de tout perdre, et qui rappelait justement que l'argent est un bon serviteur, mais un mauvais maître.”
Guillaume Musso, La vie secrète des écrivains

Alexandre Dumas
“However good-hearted one is, you understand, one eventually stops seeing people who depress you, so in the end Old Dantes was all alone.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“There are other things to fear, Monsieur,' Villefort said, 'apart from death, old age and madness. For example, apoplexy, that lightning bolt which strikes you down without destroying you, yet after which all is finished. You are still yourself, but you are no longer yourself: from a near-angel like Ariel you have become a dull mass which, like Caliban, is close to the beasts. As I said, in human language, this is quite simply called an apoplexy or stroke.”
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas
“...a man who may not, like you, have seen all the kingdoms on earth, but who helped to overthrow one of the most powerful; a man who did not, like you, claim to be one of the envoys of God, but of the Supreme Being, not of Providence but of Fate. Well, Monsieur, the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain put an end to all that, not in a day, not in an hour, but in a second.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“You are without a doubt a remarkable man,' Danglars said. 'And whatever philosophers say, it's marvellous to be rich.”
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas
“I think that I have known you for a year; that, on the day we met, I wagered all my chances of happiness on your love; that the day came when you told me that you loved me; and that from that day forward I have staked all my future on having you. That has been my life. Now, I no longer think anything. All I can tell myself is that fate has turned against me, that I expected to win heaven and I have lost it. It happens every day that a gambler loses not only what he has, but also what he does not have.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“The demon which had whispered this idea to him would not leave him, buzzing in his ear with that persistence which rapidly ensures that some doubts, by the sole force of reasoning, become certainties.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“Alas, mother, there are people who have suffered greatly, and who did not die, but raised a new fortune on the ruins of all those promises of happiness that heaven had made to them, and on the debris of all the hopes that God had given them!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“In every well-organized mind the dominant idea - and there always is a dominant idea - is the one which, being the last to go to sleep, is also the first to shine among the newly awakened thoughts.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“Do you know what you have done, wise as you are? I have waited a month, which means I have suffered a month. I hoped-man is such a poor and miserable creature-I hoped, for what? I don't know: something unimaginable, absurd, senseless, a miracle...but what? God alone knows, for it was He who diluted our reason with that madness called hope.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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