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.
("The Count of Monte Cristo")
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All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
All for one and one for all.
We must never expect discretion in first love: it is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy is allowed to overflow, it will choke you.
Life is very tenacious in these lawyers.
I know what happiness and what despair are, and I never make a jest of such feelings. Take it, then, but in exchange -
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