Quotes by Alexandre Dumas

This collection of Alexandre Dumas quotes is drawn from the writings of the French writer best known for The Three Musketeers.

Best Alexandre Dumas Quotes

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a French writer and novelist. He is best known for his works of historical fiction, such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

These novels are famous for their vivid characters, exciting plots, and swashbuckling action. They have been translated into numerous languages and adapted for stage, film, and television.

Dumas’s legacy as a writer and cultural figure continues to be celebrated. His work remains popular for its entertaining storytelling, its exploration of historical themes, and its commentary on social and political issues of his time.

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.

Famous Quotes By Alexandre Dumas

Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.

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.

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.

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it

Quotes From Alexandre Dumas

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.

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.

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.

Well Known Quotes Alexandre Dumas

Love is a matter of chemistry, but sex is a matter of physics.

Women inspire us to do great things and prevent us from accomplishing them.

Man is born without teeth, without hair and without illusions, and so he dies, without hair, without teeth and without illusions.

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.

Nothing succeeds like success.

God fishes souls with a fishing rod, Satan fishes them with a net.

Wine is the spiritual part of a meal. Meat and vegetables are just the material part.

One can forget God as long as he is happy, but when happiness gives way to misery, it is always to God that we must return.

Antiquity is the aristocracy of history.

In love, the one who doubts, accuses.

All human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!

Silence is the last joy of the unhappy.

Women are never so strong as after a defeat.

Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.

God orders a man to do all he can to save his life.

– I don’t believe in God. – That doesn’t matter, He believes in you.

How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure!

Happiness is egotistical.

Truly generous men are always ready to become sympathetic when their enemy’s misfortune surpasses the limits of their hatred.

I do not cling to life sufficiently to fear death.

God is full of mercy for everyone, as He has been towards you. He is a father before He is a judge.

The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.

Order is the key to all problems.

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.

Be kind. Aim for my heart.

I prefer the wicked rather than the foolish. The wicked sometimes rest.

The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and fight against himself.

Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.

For all evils there are two remedies: time and silence.

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.

All for one, one for all, that is our motto.

You are young, and your bitter recollections have time to change themselves into sweet remembrances.

Learn ever to separate the king and the principle of royalty. The king is only a man; royalty is the spirit of God.

Sleeping on a plank has one advantage: it encourages early rising.

Milady knew it well, her greatest seduction was in her voice, which so skillfully traversed the whole range of tones, from human speech to celestial language.

Yes, I insulted him; but I wanted to fight with him, and when you want to fight with people you have to insult them.

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