Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas
  • Born: July 24, 1802
  • Died: December 5, 1870
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Dramatist









Alexandre Dumas, also known as Alexandre Dumas père (French for 'father'), was a French writer. His works have been translated into many languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by scholar Claude Schopp and published in 2005. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier.

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A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. Failure
All for one, one for all, that is our device.
All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. Hope
Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Money, Coins & Minting
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Happiness & Unhappiness
He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. Life ;Religion & God
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.
It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live. Death
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.
Nothing succeeds like success. Success
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex