Alexandre Dumas Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Alexandre Dumas quotes, Alexandre Dumas sayings, and Alexandre Dumas proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

However anxious one is to reach one's goal, one can excuse delays on the route when these are caused by ovations. Alexandre Dumas
We must never expect discretion in first love: it is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy is allowed to overflow, it will choke you. Alexandre Dumas
All for one, and one for all. Alexandre Dumas
Women are never so strong as after their defeat. Alexandre Dumas
Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy. Alexandre Dumas
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever. Alexandre Dumas
Dinner is the principal act of the day that can only be carried out in a worthy manner by people of wit and humor; for it is not sufficient just to eat at dinner. One has to talk with a calm and discreet gaiety. The conversation must sparkle like the rubies in the entremets wines, it must be delightfully suave with the sweetmeats of the dessert, and become very profound with the coffee. Alexandre Dumas
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. Alexandre Dumas
Hatred is blind, rage carries you away, and he who pours out vengeance runs the risk of tasting a bitter draught. Alexandre Dumas
Happiness is egotistical. Alexandre Dumas
So rapid is the flight of dreams upon the wings of imagination. Alexandre Dumas
A good surgeon operates with his hand, not with his heart. Alexandre Dumas
The proper way to check slander is to despise it; attempt to overtake and refute it, and it will outrun you. Alexandre Dumas
Slander and libel would not have such a force, if stupidity did not pave their way. Alexandre Dumas
All human wisdom is contained in these two words--Wait and Hope. Alexandre Dumas
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. Alexandre Dumas
Sleeping on a plank has one advantage - it encourages early rising. Alexandre Dumas
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope'. Alexandre Dumas
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. Alexandre Dumas
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit. Alexandre Dumas
On what a slender threads our fortune and our life hang! Alexandre Dumas
That is a dream also, only he has remained asleep, while you have awakened and who knows which of you is the most fortunate? Alexandre Dumas
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. Alexandre Dumas
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. Alexandre Dumas
Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money. Alexandre Dumas
It is the way of weakened minds to see everything through a black cloud. The soul forms its own horizons; your soul is darkened, and consequently the sky of the future appears stormy and unpromising. 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
They walked arm in arm, occupying the whole width of the street and taking in every Musketeer they met, so that in the end it became a triumphal march. The heart of D’Artagnan swam in delirium; he marched between Athos and Porthos, pressing them tenderly. Alexandre Dumas
It was like the eve of a battle the hearts beat, the eyes laughed, and they felft that the life they were perhaps going to lose, was after all, a good thing. Alexandre Dumas