Alexandre Dumas Quotes

Enjoy this selection of Alexandre Dumas’s quotes, anecdotes and wisdom

“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”

― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers 

“Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.”

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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

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

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“Life is a storm, my young friend... Alexandre Dumas Quote

“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.”

― Alexandre Dumas

Moral Wounds Alexandre Dumas Quote

“Moral wounds have this peculiarity – they may be hidden, but they never close; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.”

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“It's necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“It’s necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.”

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure. ” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“Life is a storm, my young friend." ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“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. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you”

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.” ― Alexandre Dumas

“As a general rule…people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.”

― Alexandre Dumas

“The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“For all evils there are two remedies – time and silence.”

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“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” ― Alexandre Dumas

“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”

― Alexandre Dumas

“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

“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

“All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.” ― Alexandre Dumas

“All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.”

― Alexandre Dumas

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; ..." - Alexandre Dumas

“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. Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope“

― Alexandre Dumas

“All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope”

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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