Alexandre Dumas Love Quotes and Sayings
#1 The Camelia-lady
1. True love always makes a man better, no matter who the woman is that inspires it.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Alexandre Dumas, père, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.
Sayings by Alexandre Dumas
1. Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory, the second philosophy.
#2-3 The Three Musketeers, 1844
2. All for one, one for all–that is our motto, is it not?
3. People, in general, only ask advice not to follow it; or if they do follow it, it is for the sake of having someone to blame for having given it.
#4-7 The Count of Monte Cristo, 1845–1846
4. Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget that 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.’
5. There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more.
6. 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 living.
7. I am not proud, but I am happy, and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
Unsourced Alexandre Dumas Quotes
1. Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
2. One’s work may be finished someday, but one’s education never.
3. It is only rarely 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.
4. All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
5. 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.
6. 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.