You are young," replied Athos, "and your bitter memories have time to change into sweet ones.

Alexandre Dumas Sr.

Alexandre Dumas Sr.

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: French

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Joy sometimes has a strange effect: it can oppress us almost as much as sorrow.

I began a poem in lines of one syllable. It's rather difficult, but the merit of all things lies in their difficulty. The subject matter is gallant. I'll read you the first canto; it's four hundred verses long and takes one minute.

There is no nation but the French that can smile even in the face of grim Death himself.

Tis strange that it should be among such men that we find proofs of friendship and devotion.

Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.

D'Artagnan is right, said Athos. Behold our three leaves of absence, which come from M. de Treville; and here are three hundred pistoles, which come from I know not where. Let us go and be killed where we are told to go. Is life worth so many questions? D'Artagnan, I am ready to follow you.

To save a man and thereby to spare a father's agony and a mother's feelings is not to do a noble deed, it is but an act of humanity.

Mme Danglars, who could still be described as beautiful despite her thirty-six years.

Well, my dear father, in the shipwreck of life--for life is an eternal shipwreck of our hopes--I throw all my useless baggage in the sea, that's all, and remain with my will, prepared to live entirely alone and consequently entirely free.

Philosophy cannot be taught. Philosophy is the union of all acquired knowledge and the genius that applies it: philosophy is the shining cloud upon which Christ set His foot to go up into heaven.

Worried capitalist is like a comet: he always presages some disaster for the world.

Delay only increases the sorrow of parting.

Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.

Monsieur Man-in-a-hurry, you can find me without running—ME, you understand?