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    It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: death  live 
     
    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.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: human  wisdom  hope 
     
    Nothing succeeds like success.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: success 
     
    Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: work  impossible  achieve 
     
    All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: dangerous 
     
    Women are never so strong as after their defeat.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: women  strong 
     
    ...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
    tags: heart  friends  lost 
     
    How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: children  men  child  education 
     
    Ah, lips that say one thing, while the heart thinks another,
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: heart 
     
    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
    tags: forever 
     
    that Englishman who came to challenge me three or four months ago, and whom I killed to stop him bothering me
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: challenge 
     
    The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: patriotism 
     
    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
    tags: world  hate  artist 
     
    Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: happiness  fight 
     
    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.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: crimes  lessons  believe  god 
     
    A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: enemies  men  people  doubt  enemy 
     
    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
    ...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.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: darkness  star 
     
    True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: men  women  true  inspire 
     
    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
    tags: soul  forever  body 
     
    Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: women  holy 
     
    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.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: death  happiness  men  human  despair  wisdom  hope 
     
    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.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: men  friends  young  moment 
     
    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.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: evil  time  silence 
     
    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
    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
    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.
    — 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
    tags: time  oneself 
     
    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
    tags: heart  morals 
     
    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
    tags: time 
     
    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
    — 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
    tags: fear  heart  thoughts  bad  afraid 
     
    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
    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
    tags: god  hope 
     
    Be kind, aim for my heart.
    — Alexandre Dumas
    tags: heart 
     
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    alexandre dumas
    Birth    : July 24, 1802
    Death  : December 5, 1870
    Occupation  : Writer