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  1. Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
  2. 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.
  3. For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.
  4. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
  5. All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.
  6. One's work may be finished someday, but one's education never.
  7. Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.
  8. Love is the most selfish of all the passions.
  9. A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
  10. How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.

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Love is the most selfish of all the passions. — Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas Short Quotes

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  • The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.
  • If you wish to discover the guilty person, first find out to whom the crime might be useful.
  • Women are never so strong as after their defeat.
  • The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.
  • God is full of mercy for everyone, as He has been towards you. He is a father before He is a judge.
  • He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.
  • How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure!
  • So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it, and sometimes three.
  • I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
  • Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.

Alexandre Dumas Quotes On Love

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We must never expect discretion in first love: it is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy is allowed to overflow, it will choke you. — Alexandre Dumas

True love always makes a man better, no matter who the woman is that inspires it. — Alexandre Dumas

Your life story is a novel; and people, though they love novels wound between two yellow paper covers, are oddly suspicious of those which come to them in living vellum. — Alexandre Dumas

In love, writing is dangerous, not to mention pointless. — Alexandre Dumas

Youth is a blossom whose fruit is love; happy is he who plucks it after watching it slowly ripen. — 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

We’ll go where the air is pure, where all sounds are soothing, where, no matter how proud one may be, one feels humble and finds oneself small- in short, we’ll go to the sea. I love the sea as one loves a mistress and I long for her when I haven’t seen her for some time — Alexandre Dumas

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

I love the life you've always made so sweet for me and I'd regret it if I had to die.' 'Do you mean to say that if I left you---' 'I'd die, yes.' 'Then you love me? — Alexandre Dumas

......When one loves, one is only too ready to believe one's love returned. — Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas Quotes On Life

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Life is a storm. One minute you will bathe under the sun and the next you will be shattered upon the rocks. That's when you shout, "Do your worst, for I will do mine!" and you will be remembered forever. — 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

If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. — 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

Without reflecting that this is the only moment in which you can study character," said the count; "on the steps of the scaffold death tears off the mask that has been worn through life, and the real visage is disclosed. — Alexandre Dumas

Every individual, from the highest to the lowest degree, has his place in the ladder of social life, and around him swirls a little world of interests, composed of stormy passions and conflicting atoms — Alexandre Dumas

On what slender threads do life and fortune hang. — Alexandre Dumas

Tell the angel who will watch over your life to pray now and then for a man who, like Satan, believed himself for an instant to be equal to God, but who realized in all humility that supreme power and wisdom are in the hands of God alone. — Alexandre Dumas

I do not cling to life sufficiently to fear death. — Alexandre Dumas

Well, father, in the shipwreck of life, for life is an eternal shipwreck of our hopes, I cast into the sea my useless encumbrance, that is all, and I remain with my own will, disposed to live perfectly alone, and, consequently, perfectly free. (Eugenie to her father) — Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas Quotes On World

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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. — Alexandre Dumas

He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door. — Alexandre Dumas

I hate this life of the fashionable world, always ordered, measured, ruled, like our music-paper. What I have always wished for, desired, and coveted, is the life of an artist, free and independent, relying only on my own resources, and accountable only to myself. — Alexandre Dumas

Upon my word," said Dantes, "you make me shudder. Is the world filled with tigers and crocodiles?" "Yes; and remember that two legged tigers and crocodiles are more dangerous than the others. — Alexandre Dumas

In this world, all--men, women, and kings--must live for the present. We can only live for the future for God — Alexandre Dumas

Within six months, if I am not dead, I shall have seen you again, madam--even if I have to overturn the world. — Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Love is the most selfish of all the passions. — Alexandre Dumas

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

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

Nothing makes time pass or shortens the way like a thought that absorbs in itself all the faculties of the one who is thinking. External existence is then like a sleep of which this thought is the dream. Under its influence, time has no more measure, space has no more distance. — Alexandre Dumas

Be happy, noble heart, be blessed for all the good thou hast done and wilt do hereafter, and let my gratitude remain in obscurity like your good deeds. — Alexandre Dumas

I came to Paris with four écus in my pocket, and I’d have fought with anybody who told me I was in no condition to buy the Louvre. — Alexandre Dumas

A weakened mind always sees everything through a black veil. The soul makes its own horizons; your soul is dark, which is why you see such a cloudy sky. — Alexandre Dumas

The air in Provence is impregnated with the aroma of garlic, which makes it very healthful to breathe. — Alexandre Dumas

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

The hungry men were seen, followed by their valets, roaming the quais and guards' quarters; gleaning from their outside friends all the dinners they could find; for, according to Aramis, in prosperity one should sow meals right and left, in order to harvest some in adversity. — Alexandre Dumas

To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others. — Alexandre Dumas

Here is your final lesson - do not commit the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, "Vengeance is mine." [...] He believes in you. — 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

In all times, and all countries especially in those countries which are divided within by religious faith, there are always fanatics who will be well contented to be regarded as martyrs. — Alexandre Dumas

No, I slept as I always do when I am bored and have not the courage to amuse myself, or when I am hungry and have not the desire to eat.--The Count of Monte Cristo — Alexandre Dumas

Truly generous men are always ready to become sympathetic when their enemy’s misfortune surpasses the limits of their hatred. — Alexandre Dumas

Ah," said the jailer, "do not always brood over what is impossible, or you will be mad in a fortnight. — Alexandre Dumas

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

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

For there are two distinct sorts of ideas: Those that proceed from the head and those that emanate from the heart. — Alexandre Dumas

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

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

Through the ingenuousness of her age beamed an ardent mind, a mind not of the women but of the poet; she did not please, she intoxicated. — Alexandre Dumas

Time, dear friend, time brings round opportunity; opportunity is the martingale of man. The more we have ventured the more we gain, when we know how to wait. — Alexandre Dumas

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

Darling, replied Valentine, has not the count just told us that all human wisdom was contained in these two words,- "Wait and hope"? — Alexandre Dumas

In every country where independence has taken the place of liberty, the first desire of a manly heart is to possess a weapon which at once renders him capable of defence or attack, and, by rendering its owner fearsome, makes him feared. — 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

We are never quits with those who oblige us," was Dantes' reply; "for when we do not owe them money, we owe them gratitude. — Alexandre Dumas

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

I do not often laugh, sir, as you may perceive by the air of my countenance; but nevertheless, I retain the privilege of laughing when I please. — Alexandre Dumas

Hatred is blind; rage carries you away; and he who pours out vengeance runs the risk of tasting a bitter draught. — Alexandre Dumas

You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart. — 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

And now, farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude... I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked. — Alexandre Dumas

Porthos: He thinks he can challenge the mighty Porthos with a sword... D'Artagnan: The mighty who? Porthos: Don't tell me you've never heard of me. D'Artagnan: The world's biggest windbag? Porthos: Little pimple... meet me behind the Luxembourg at 1 o'clock and bring a long wooden box. D'Artagnan: Bring your own... Porthos: [laughs] — Alexandre Dumas

Philosophy cannot be taught; it is the application of the sciences to truth. — Alexandre Dumas

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

There are people who are willing to suffer and swallow their tears at leisure, and God will no doubt reward them in heaven for their resignation; but those who have the will to struggle strike back at fate in retaliation for the blows they receive. — Alexandre Dumas

Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money. — Alexandre Dumas

If it is ones lot to be cast among fools, one must learn foolishness.-The Count of Monte Cristo — Alexandre Dumas

The custom and fashion of today will be the awkwardness and outrage of tomorrow - so arbitrary are these transient laws. — Alexandre Dumas

Wait and hope! — Alexandre Dumas

To save a man and thereby to spare a father's agony and a mother's feelings is not to do a noble deed, it is but an act of humanity. — Alexandre Dumas

Besides we are men, and after all it is our business to risk our lives. — Alexandre Dumas

Joy to hearts which have suffered long is like the dew on the ground after a long drought; both the heart and the ground absorb that beneficent moisture falling on them, and nothing is outwardly apparant. — 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

that Englishman who came to challenge me three or four months ago, and whom I killed to stop him bothering me — Alexandre Dumas

All for one and one for all. — Alexandre Dumas

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 of 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

Mastery of language affords one remarkable opportunities. — Alexandre Dumas

Capricious and unfaithful, the king wished to be called Louis the Just and Louis the Chaste. Posterity will find a difficulty in understanding this character, which history explains only by facts and never by reason. — Alexandre Dumas

There is no friendship that cares about an overheard secret. — Alexandre Dumas

Your bitter memories still have time to turn into sweet ones. — Alexandre Dumas

Happiness is egotistical. — Alexandre Dumas

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

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

So rapid is the flight of our dreams upon the wings of imagination. — Alexandre Dumas

Great is truth. Fire cannot burn it nor water drown it. — 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

...for, however all other feelings may be withered in a woman's nature, there is always one bright smiling spot in the maternal breast, and that is where a dearly-beloved child is concerned. — Alexandre Dumas

Misfortune does not help us to believe. — Alexandre Dumas

That is a dream also; only he has remained asleep, while you have awakened; and who knows which of you is the most fortunate? — Alexandre Dumas

Be kind. Aim for my heart. — Alexandre Dumas

His fair landlady was in despair. She would most willingly have made M. d'Artagnan her husband--such a handsome man, and such a fierce mustache! — Alexandre Dumas

I am a count, not a saint. — Alexandre Dumas

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

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. — Alexandre Dumas

Order is the key to all problems. — Alexandre Dumas

...does that not tell you that grief is like life and that there is always somethings unknown beyond it? — Alexandre Dumas

You scholars, you're in communication with the devil. — Alexandre Dumas

Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy. — Alexandre Dumas

Life Lessons by Alexandre Dumas

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  1. Alexandre Dumas teaches us to never give up on our dreams, no matter how hard the journey may be. He was born into poverty but worked hard to become one of the most successful and prolific writers of all time.
  2. He also reminds us to stay humble and generous, as he was known for his kindness and willingness to help others.
  3. Finally, he shows us the importance of living life to the fullest, as he was known for his adventurous spirit and love of life.

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