Alexander Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

    Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted9 years ago
    until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,—' Wait and hope.'—Your friend, "Edmond Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo."
    Rina Fleischhas quoted2 years ago
    I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper, than of a sword or pistol."
    theteaterhas quoted7 years ago
    "And how did this misfortune occur?" inquired the latter, resuming the interrupted conversation.
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,—'Wait and hope.'
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    As usual, the oldest women were the most decorated, and the ugliest the most conspicuous. If there was a beautiful lily, or a sweet rose, you had to search for it, concealed in some corner behind a mother with a turban, or an aunt with a bird of paradise.
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    for men who are truly generous are always ready to compassionate when the misfortune of their enemy surpasses the limits of their hatred.
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    What! you do not believe in God when he is striking you dead?
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    The appetite grows by what it feeds on,
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    One day you acknowledged that you loved me, and since that day my hope of future happiness has rested on obtaining you, for to gain you would be life to me. Now, I think no more; I say only that fortune has turned against me—I had thought to gain heaven, and now I have lost it. It is an every-day occurrence for a gambler to lose not only what he possesses but also what he has not."
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    "You have talked of me?"

    "Yes, that is the penalty of being a living puzzle!"
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    "Ah, my time is not valuable," replied the man with a melancholy smile. "Still it belongs to government, and I ought not to waste it
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    Let us, then, hope for the best; hope is so sweet a comforter.
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    "Pretend to think well of yourself, and the world will think well of you,"
    missninahas quoted4 months ago
    "Well," said Franz with a sigh, "do as you please my dear viscount, for your arguments are beyond my powers of refutation.
    Torrsteinnhas quoted9 months ago
    look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled
    missninahas quoted10 months ago
    At length the boat touched the shore, but without effort, without shock, as lips touch lips
    missninahas quoted10 months ago
    and assuming attitudes which the gods could not resist, but which saints withstood, and looks inflexible and ardent like those with which the serpent charms the bird
    missninahas quoted10 months ago
    Uncertainty is still hope.
    missninahas quoted10 months ago
    Yes; a thousand times, yes!
    missninahas quoted10 months ago
    "Well, then," said Dantes, "What shall you teach me first? I am in a hurry to begin. I want to learn."
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