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  • A weakened mind always sees everything through a black veil. The soul makes its own horizons; your soul is dark, which is why you see such a cloudy sky.
    (Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo")

  • It is not the tree that forsakes the flower, but the flower that forsakes the tree.
    (Alexandre Dumas, "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, "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, "The Count of Monte Cristo")

  • I do not cling to life sufficiently to fear death.
    (Alexandre Dumas, "The Three Musketeers")


  • Ah, what he is; that is quite another thing. I have seen so many remarkable things in him, that if you would have me really say what I think, I shall reply that I really do look upon him as one of Byron's heroes, whom misery has marked with a fatal brand; some Manfred, some Lara, some Werner, one of those wrecks, as it were, of some ancient family, who, disinherited of their patrimony, have achieved one by the force of their adventurous genius, which has placed them above the laws of society.
    (Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo")

  • It is the infirmity of our nature always to believe ourselves much more unhappy than those who groan by our sides!
    (Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo")

  • Tell the angel who will watch over your life to pray now and then for a man who, like Satan, believed himself for an instant to be equal to God, but who realized in all humility that supreme power and wisdom are in the hands of God alone.
    (Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo")

  • What tender threads do life and death hang.
    (Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo")

  • I do not often laugh, sir, as you may perceive by the air of my countenance; but nevertheless, I retain the privilege of laughing when I please.
    (Alexandre Dumas, "The Three Musketeers")

  • 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, "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, "The Count of Monte Cristo")

  • That is a dream also; only he has remained asleep, while you have awakened; and who knows which of you is the most fortunate?
    (Alexandre Dumas, "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, "The Count of Monte Cristo")

  • In all times, and all countries especially in those countries which are divided within by religious faith, there are always fanatics who will be well contented to be regarded as martyrs.
    (Alexandre Dumas, "The Three Musketeers")


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