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30+ quotes from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Quotes from The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas ·  1276 pages

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“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“It's necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“All human wisdom is contained in these two words--"Wait and Hope.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“Ah, lips that say one thing, while the heart thinks another,”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“Fool that I am," said he,"that I did not tear out my heart the day I resolved to revenge myself".”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,-Wait and hope.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“I don’t think man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“Often we pass beside happiness without seeing it, without looking at it, or even if we have seen and looked at it, without recognizing it.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“...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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“Hatred is blind; rage carries you away; and he who pours out vengeance runs the risk of tasting a bitter draught.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“...remember that what has once been done may be done again.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“What would you not have accomplished if you had been free?"

"Possibly nothing at all; the overflow of my brain would probably, in a state of freedom, have evaporated in a thousand follies; misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect. Compression is needed to explode gunpowder. Captivity has brought my mental faculties to a focus; and you are well aware that from the collision of clouds electricity is produced — from electricity, lightning, from lightning, illumination.”
― Alexandre Dumas, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


“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, quote from The Count of Monte Cristo


About the author

Alexandre Dumas
Born place: in Villers-Cotterêts, Aisne, French Republic
Born date July 24, 1802
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