Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
Naples is the flower of paradise. The last adventure of my life.Alexandre Dumas
Sleeping on a plank has one advantage — it encourages early rising.Alexandre Dumas
Private misfortunes must never induce us to neglect public affairs.Alexandre Dumas
There is ... a clever maxim which bears upon what I was saying to you some little while ago, and that is, that unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a [[right] and wholesome state, revolts at crime. Still, from an artificial civilisation have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which occasionally become so powerful as to stifle within us all good feelings, and ultimately to lead us into guilt and wickedness...Alexandre Dumas
And now, farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude… I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked.Alexandre Dumas
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing moreAlexandre Dumas
All human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!Alexandre Dumas
"Eh, gentlemen, let us reckon upon accidents! Life is a chaplet of little miseries which the philosopher counts with a smile. Be philosophers, as I am, gentlemen; sit down at the table and let us drink. Nothing makes the future look so bright as surveying it through a glass of chambertin."Alexandre Dumas
Il y a une femme dans toutes les affaires; aussitôt qu'on me fait un rapport, je dis: «Cherchez la femme!»Alexandre Dumas
Until the day when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, Wait and hope.Alexandre Dumas
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