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Alexandre Dumas Quotes


A French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him the most widely read French author in the world.
(1802 - 1870)

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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.
[Against]
 

A young girl must not be taken to the theatre, let us say it once for all. It is not only the drama which is immoral, but the place.
[Actors]
 

All for one; one for all.
[Union]
 

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
 

All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.
[Hope]
 

Business? It's quite simple. It's other people's money.
[Capitalism]
 

Cbercbez lafemme. (Find the woman.)
[Women]
 

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

He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door.
 

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
 

I am orderly out of spirit of idleness, to save myself the trouble of looking after things.
[Order]
 

I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
 

If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
 

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
[Art]
 

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.
 

It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
 

It is rare 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.
 

My father was a Creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.
[Ancestry]
 

Nothing succeeds like success.
[Success]
 

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


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