Alexandre Dumas Quotes

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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
I am strong against everything, except against the death of those I love. For that only there is no remedy. He who dies gains; He who sees others die loses.
Alexandre Dumas (The Man in the Iron Mask, 1847)
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 (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
Alexandre Dumas
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
Alexandre Dumas
I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
Men's minds are raised to the level of the women with whom they associate.
Alexandre Dumas (My Memoirs)
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
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 (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
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 (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
The friends that we have lost do not repose in the bosom of the earth, but are buried deep in our hearts, and it has been thus ordained that we may always be accompanied by them
Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
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.
Variant: People in general ask for advice only in order not to follow it, or if they do follow it, it is to have someone to blame.
Alexandre Dumas (The Three Musketeers, 1844)
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 (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
The same thing is happening to me as happens to people in dreams when they see and feel a wound but can't remember having received it.
Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
One's work may be finished some day, but one's education never.
Variant: I was not only trying to complete my dramatic work but also my dramatic education. But that is an error; one's work may be finished some day, but one's education never.
Alexandre Dumas
(My Memoirs)
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 (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
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.
Variant: To learn is not to know; there are learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the other.
Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
So, preferring death to capture, I accomplished the most astonishing deeds, and which, more then once, showed me that the too great care we take of our bodies is the only obstacle to the sucess of those projects which require rapid decision, and vigorous and determined execution. 
In reality, when you have once devoted your life to your enterprises, you are no longer the equal of other men, or, rather, other men are no longer your equals, and whosoever has taken this resolution, feels his strength and resources doubled.
Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845-1846)
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Alexandre Dumas Biography

Born: July 24, 1802
Died: December 5, 1870

Alexandre Dumas was a French writer. He is mostly recognized for his historical novels. He is also one of the most widely read French authors in the world.

Notable Works

The Three Musketeers (1844)
The Count of Monte Cristo
(1845 - 1846)
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Memoirs of a Physician (1846-1848)
Black Tulip (1850)