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Few authors have had as much of an impact on the world as Alexander Dumas. His novels are still widely read today, over a century after they were first published. This is in part due to his incredible ability to tell a story, but it’s also a testament to his resilience in the face of adversity. Dumas was born into poverty, and spent his early years struggling to make ends meet. But he never let that stop him from achieving his dreams. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the life and work of Alexander Dumas, and explore why he remains one of the most beloved authors of all time.

Discover the most interesting Hope, Soul, Happiness, Women, Life, Believing, World, Heart quotes from Alexander Dumas, and much more.


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About Alexander Dumas

birth of the author

24 July 1802

death of the author

5 December 1870

occupation of the author

Novelist, Playwright

date of the author


movement of the author

Literary Movement:
Romanticism And Historical Fiction

award of the author

Notable Works:
The Three Musketeers


Wait and hope! โ€” Alexandre Dumas

The wretched and miserable should turn to their Saviour first, yet they do not hope in Him until all other hope is exhausted. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Now that I expect nothing, now that I no longer entertain the slightest hopes, the end of this adventure becomes simply a matter of curiosity. โ€” Alexandre Dumas Fils

Unfortunates, who ought to begin with God, do not have any hope in him till they have exhausted all other means of deliverance. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,โ€“Wait and hope. โ€” Alexandre Dumas


Happiness is egotistical. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride. โ€” Alexandre Dumas


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He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

We frequently pass so near to happiness without seeing, without regarding it, or if we do see and regard it, yet without recognizing it. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

I know what happiness and what despair are, and I never make a jest of such feelings. Take it, then, but in exchangeโ€“ โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Often we pass beside happiness without seeing it, without looking at it, or even if we have seen and looked at it, without recognizing it. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

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

I don’t think man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. โ€” Alexandre Dumas


Be kind. Aim for my heart. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Ah, lips that say one thing, while the heart thinks another. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Every man has a devouring passion in his heart, as every fruit has its worm. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

When a man resolves to avenge himself, he should first of all tear out the heart from his breast. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Be happy, noble heart, be blessed for all the good thou hast done and wilt do hereafter, and let my gratitude remain in obscurity like your good deeds. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

The friends we’ve lost are not resting in earth, but they are buried in our heart, because God wants for them to be close to us forever. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Fool that I am,’ said he,’that I did not tear out my heart the day I resolved to revenge myself’. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

So much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have some bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

For there are two distinct sorts of ideas: Those that proceed from the head and those that emanate from the heart. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

The friends we have lost do not repose under the ground…they are buried deep in our hearts. It has been thus ordained that they may always accompany us… โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Moral wounds have this peculiarityโ€“they may be hidden, but they never close; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Joy to hearts which have suffered long is like the dew on the ground after a long drought; both the heart and the ground absorb that beneficent moisture falling on them, and nothing is outwardly apparant. โ€” Alexandre Dumas


There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body’s sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Good Heaven! That is enough to drive away all my pains; I could mount him with thirty balls in my body. On my soul, handsome stirrups! โ€” 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 โ€” Alexandre Dumas

A weakened mind always sees everything through a black veil. The soul makes its own horizons; your soul is dark, which is why you see such a cloudy sky. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Nothing succeeds like success. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Everyone knows that God protects drunkards and lovers. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Everyone knows that drunkards and lovers have a protecting diety. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

In business, sir, one has no friends, only correspondents. โ€” Alexandre Dumas


Edmond Dantes: I don’t believe in God. Abbe Faria: That doesn’t matter, He believes in you. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

It is the infirmity of our nature always to believe ourselves much more unhappy than those who groan by our sides! โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Misfortune does not help us to believe. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

One always hurries towards happiness, Monsieur Danglars, because when one has suffered much, one is at pains to believe in it. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

God is merciful to all, as he has been to you; he is first a father, then a judge. โ€” Alexandre Dumas


I do not cling to life sufficiently to fear death. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Redundant Thematics

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Now I’d like someone to tell me there is no drama in real life! โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Does that not tell you that grief is like life and that there is always somethings unknown beyond it? โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Life is very tenacious in these lawyers. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

There are misfortunes in life that no one will accept; people would rather believe in the supernatural and the impossible. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

On what slender threads do life and fortune hang. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Death, just like life, has it’s secret pains and lust. All in that to know them. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Death is always death, that is oblivion, resting, absence of life, as well as pain. โ€” 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. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Besides we are men, and after all it is our business to risk our lives. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

God orders a man to do all he can to save his life. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

You who weep for pleasures fled, While dragging on a life of care, All your woes will melt in air, If to god your tears are shed, You who Weap! โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Life is a storm. One minute you will bathe under the sun and the next you will be shattered upon the rocks. That’s when you shout, ‘Do your worst, for I will do mine!’ and you will be remembered forever. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. โ€” 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. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

What I’ve loved most after you, is myself: that is, my dignity and that strength which made me superior to other men. That Strength was my life. You’ve broken it with a word, so I must die. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Your life story is a novel; and people, though they love novels wound between two yellow paper covers, are oddly suspicious of those which come to them in living vellum. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

I intend that my last work shall be a cookbook composed of memories and desires.โ€“โ€“โ€“Alexander Dumas, 1869, as quoted in Life Is Meals: A Food Lover’s Book of Days by James and Kay Salter โ€” Alexandre Dumas


Women are never so strong as after their defeat. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy. โ€” 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. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Through the ingenuousness of her age beamed an ardent mind, a mind not of the women but of the poet; she did not please, she intoxicated. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

A brave captain of Spahis cannot risk this, even to gratify a pretty woman, which is, in my opinion, one of the most sacred obligations in the world. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

In this world, allโ€“โ€“men, women, and kingsโ€“โ€“must live for the present. We can only live for the future for God โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Kitty: I thought your ladyship was ill. I wanted to help you. Lady deWinter: I ill? Do you take me for a weak woman? When I am insulted I do not feel illโ€“I avenge myself. Do you hear? โ€” Alexandre Dumas

True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it. โ€” Alexandre Dumas


Upon my word,’ said Dantes, ‘you make me shudder. Is the world filled with tigers and crocodiles?’ ‘Yes; and remember that two legged tigers and crocodiles are more dangerous than the others. โ€” 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. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Within six months, if I am not dead, I shall have seen you again, madamโ€“โ€“even if I have to overturn the world. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

Enthusiasm is a finished joy, and joy makes a man insensitive for the things of this world. โ€” Alexandre Dumas

So he went down, smiling sceptically and mutter the final word in human wisdom: ‘Perhaps! โ€” Alexandre Dumas

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