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Alexandre Dumas (Writer)

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Sleeping on a plank has one advantage - it encourages early rising.
Alexandre Dumas courage
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"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 money
Drunk, if you like; so much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts.
Alexandre Dumas fear
Private misfortunes must never induce us to neglect public affairs.
Alexandre Dumas
"How strange," continued the king, with some asperity; "the police think that they have disposed of the whole matter when they say, 'A murder has been committed,' and especially so when they can add, 'And we are on the track of the guilty persons.'"
Alexandre Dumas strange
There is ... a clever maxim which bears upon what I was saying to you some little while ago, and that is, that unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a right and wholesome state, revolts at crime. Still, from an artificial civilisation have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which occasionally become so powerful as to stifle within us all good feelings, and ultimately to lead us into guilt and wickedness...
Alexandre Dumas art
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 war
Tell the angel who will watch over your future destiny, Morrel, to pray sometimes for a man who, like Satan, thought himself, for an instant, equal to God; but who now acknowledges, with Christian humility, that God alone possesses supreme power and infinite wisdom... 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 have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
Alexandre Dumas life
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more
Alexandre Dumas happiness
All human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!
Alexandre Dumas wisdom
Tous pour un, un pour tous, c'est notre devise
Alexandre Dumas
"Eh, gentlemen, let us reckon upon accidents! Life is a chaplet of little miseries which the philosopher counts with a smile. Be philosophers, as I am, gentlemen; sit down at the table and let us drink. Nothing makes the future look so bright as surveying it through a glass of chambertin."
Alexandre Dumas future
"Weep," said Athos, "weep, heart full of love, youth, and life! Alas, would I could weep like you!"
Alexandre Dumas love
You are young, and your bitter recollections have time to change themselves into sweet remembrances."
Alexandre Dumas time
[L]earn ever to separate the king and the principle of royalty. The king is but man; royalty is the spirit of God. When you are in doubt as to which you should serve, forsake the material appearance for the invisible principle, for this is everything.
Alexandre Dumas man
Eh! sire, that is the fate of truth; she is a stern companion; she bristles all over with steel; she wounds those whom she attacks, and sometimes him who speaks her.
Alexandre Dumas truth
My friend, the pleasures to which we are not accustomed oppress us more than the griefs with which we are familiar.
Alexandre Dumas grief
Cherchez la femme, pardieu! cherchez la femme!»
Alexandre Dumas die
Il y a une femme dans toutes les affaires; aussit
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 fight
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
Alexandre Dumas wisdom
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 failure
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
Alexandre Dumas love
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
Alexandre Dumas man
Nothing succeeds like success.
Alexandre Dumas success
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 man
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Alexandre Dumas education
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
Alexandre Dumas life
All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
Alexandre Dumas anger
It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.
Alexandre Dumas job
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 time
It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
Alexandre Dumas death
I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
Alexandre Dumas time
Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money.
Alexandre Dumas people
All for one, one for all, that is our device.
Alexandre Dumas
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
Alexandre Dumas love

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