Alexandre Dumas - Quotes

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All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.

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

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

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

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit. ---->>>

Nothing succeeds like success. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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

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

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money. ---->>>

All for one, one for all, that is our device. ---->>>

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

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: July 24, 1802
Birthplace:
Die: December 5, 1870
Occupation: Dramatist
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Alexandre Dumas (English: , French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ dyma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie [dyma davi də la pajətʁi]; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors (wikipedia)