Quotation Explorer - 'Alexandre Dumas'

So rapid is the flight of dreams upon the wings of imagination. - Alexandre Dumas
True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires 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
A husband is always a sensible man; he never thinks of marrying. - Alexandre Dumas
Business? It's quite simple. It's other people's money. - Alexandre Dumas
There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good life is to live. - Alexandre Dumas
Il y a les sachants et les savants: c'est la mémoire qui fait les uns, c'est la philosophie qui fait les autres. La philosophie ne s'apprend pas; la philosophie est la réunion des sciences acquises au génie qui les applique. - Alexandre Dumas
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it - Alexandre Dumas
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. - Alexandre Dumas
Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest. - Alexandre Dumas
Until divinity decides to reveal the future to human kind, the sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope. - Alexandre Dumas
We are entitled to violate history, provided that it results in handsome offspring. - Alexandre Dumas
MY GOD!' read Monte Cristo, 'LET ME KEEP MY MEMORY! - Alexandre Dumas
He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. - Alexandre Dumas
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 failures certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. - Alexandre Dumas
All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. - Alexandre Dumas
It is only rarely 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. - Alexandre Dumas
Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,--'Wait and hope'. - Alexandre Dumas
Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it. - Alexandre Dumas
Man does not steal, he conquers - Alexandre Dumas
I cannot think that man is meant to find happiness so easily! Happiness is like one of those palaces on an enchanted island, its gates guarded by dragons. One must fight to gain it; and, in truth, I do not know what I have done to deserve the good fortune of becoming Mercédès, husband. - Alexandre Dumas
Mastery of language affords one remarkable opportunities. - Alexandre Dumas
Jealousy is the art of injuring ourselves more than others. - Alexandre Dumas
Friendship consists in forgetting; what one gives, and remembering what one receives. - Alexandre Dumas
For Milady was well aware that her most seductive power was in her voice, which could run skilfully through the whole scale of tones, from mortal speech, upwards to the language of heaven. - Alexandre Dumas
In business, sir, one has no friends, only correspondents. - Alexandre Dumas
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