Quotes by Alexandre Dumas

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Alexandre Dumas, pre, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (July 24, 1802 December 5, 1870), is best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him the most widely read French author in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo and the D'Artagnan Romances, were serialized, and he also wrote plays, magazine articles, and was a prolific correspondent. Dumas was a quadroon. more

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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.

The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it -- and sometimes three.
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.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
All for one, one for all, that is our device.
Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy.
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
Business, that's easily defined; it's other people's money.

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