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alexandre dumas Quotes

It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
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— Alexandre Dumas
I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
— Alexandre Dumas
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
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— Alexandre Dumas
Nothing succeeds like success.
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— Alexandre Dumas
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
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— Alexandre Dumas
All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
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— Alexandre Dumas
Women are never so strong as after their defeat.
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— 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...
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— Alexandre Dumas
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
tags: children men child education
— Alexandre Dumas
Ah, lips that say one thing, while the heart thinks another,
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— Alexandre Dumas
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.
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— Alexandre Dumas
that Englishman who came to challenge me three or four months ago, and whom I killed to stop him bothering me
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— Alexandre Dumas
The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.
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— 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.
tags: world hate artist
— Alexandre Dumas
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
tags: happiness fight
— Alexandre Dumas
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
— Alexandre Dumas
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.
tags: crimes lessons believe god
— Alexandre Dumas
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
tags: enemies men people doubt enemy
— 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.
tags: heart gratitude blessed noble
— Alexandre Dumas
...know you not that you are my sun by day, and my star by night? By my faith! I was in deepest darkness till you appeared and illuminated all.
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— Alexandre Dumas
True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.
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— 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.
tags: soul forever body
— Alexandre Dumas
Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.
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— Alexandre Dumas
There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.....the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
tags: death happiness men human despair wisdom hope
— Alexandre Dumas
All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.
— 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.
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— 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
For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.
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— 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.
tags: happiness grief experience misery
— 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.
tags: happiness alone blessing wishes ocean real water wealth
— 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
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.
tags: live sorrow forever pleasure real dreams
— 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
tags: time oneself
— 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.
tags: heart morals
— 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.
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— Alexandre Dumas
There are people who are willing to suffer and swallow their tears at leisure, and God will not 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. Do you intend to fight back at fate, Valentine? That's what I came here to ask you. -Maximilien Morrel
tags: fate people doubt fight struggle tears god heaven leisure
— 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.
tags: fear heart thoughts bad afraid
— 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.
tags: time thoughts sleep existence influence space thinking dreams
— 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.
tags: god hope
— Alexandre Dumas
Be kind, aim for my heart.
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— Alexandre Dumas
alexandre dumas
Birth    : July 24, 1802
Death  : December 5, 1870
Occupation  : Writer