Alexandre Dumas

French writer

Lived from: 1802-1870

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Alexandre Dumas

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    All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
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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.
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    All for one, one for all, that is our device.
    Source: The Three Musketeers
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    All for one, one for all.
    Original: Tous pour un, un pour tous.
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    All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
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    Business, that's easily defined; it's other people's money.
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    Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
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    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.
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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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    I prefer the wicked rather than the foolish. The wicked sometimes rest.
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    If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
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    Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy.
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