The Count Of Monte Cristo Quotes

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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
“God is merciful to all, as he has been to you; he is first a father, then a judge.”
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

Alexandre Dumas
“Oh, no; I should find there people who would force me to understand things of which I would prefer to remain ignorant, and who would try to explain to me, in spite of myself, a mystery which even they do not understand.”
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
“I can assure you of one thing, — the more men you see die, the easier it becomes to die yourself; and in my opinion, death may be a torture, but it is not an expiation.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“Enough,' said Mercedes, 'enough Edmond! Believe me that she who alone recognized you has been the only one to comprehend you. And had she crossed your path, and you had crushed her like a frail glass, still, Edmond, still she must have admired you! Like the gulf between me and the past, there is an abyss between you, Edmond, and the rest of mankind; and I tell you freely, that the comparison I drew between you and other men will be one of my greatest tortures. No! there is nothing in the world to resemble you in worth and goodness!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“Every man has a devouring passion in his heart, as every fruit has its worm.”
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas
“I am - I am" - And his almost closed lips uttered a name so low that the count himself appeared afraid to hear it.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“It was a human storm, composed of a thunder of cries, and a hail of sweetmeats, flowers, eggs, oranges, and nosegays.”
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas
“Besides, it is no reason because you have not seen an execution at Paris, that you should not see one anywhere else; when you travel, it is to see everything. Think what a figure you will make when you are asked, "How do they execute at Rome?" and you reply, "I do not know"!”
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas
“we have both blood in our veins which we wish to shed - that is our mutual guaranty. Tell the viscount so, and that to-morrow, before ten o'clock, I shall see what color his is.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
“As for his wife, he bowed to her, as some husbands do to their wives, but in a way that bachelors will never comprehend, until a very extensive code is published on conjugal life.”
Alexandre Dumas

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

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