Alexandre Dumas Quotes

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All for one, and one for all.
— Alexandre Dumas
You should not attempt to outwit a woman.
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Love is the most selfish of all the passions.

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The man of genius does not steal, he conquers.
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Great is truth. Fire cannot burn, nor water drown it.
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There are virtues which become crimes by exaggeration.
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All human wisdom is summed up in these two words—Wait and Hope.


We blame in others only those faults by which we do not profit.
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Men's minds are raised to the level of the women with whom they associate.
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Love without esteem cannot go far or reach high. It is an angel with only one wing.
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The chains of marriage are so heavy that it takes two to bear them, sometimes three.


So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it, and sometimes three.
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How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
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There are two distinct sorts of ideas, those that proceed from the head and those that emanate from the heart.

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My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.
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I fancy that a man was not intended to be so easily made happy.  Happiness resembles those palaces of the enchanted isles whose doors were guarded by dragons—you must fight in order to be victorious.


No matter how hardened to danger a man may be, he always realizes from the pounding of his heart and the shivering of his flesh, the enormous difference there is between a dream and reality, between a plan and its execution.