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Alexandre Dumas Quotes and Sayings
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I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
- Alexandre Dumas

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together:
at the door where the latter enters,
the former makes its exit.
- 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

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

 

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
- Alexandre Dumas

How is it that little children are so intelligent and
men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
- Alexandre Dumas

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.
- Alexandre Dumas

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

Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money.
- Alexandre Dumas

All for one, one for all, that is our device.
- Alexandre Dumas

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

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art,
I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
- Alexandre Dumas

Nothing succeeds like success.
- Alexandre Dumas

All for one and one for all.
- Alexandre Dumas

Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable
of feeling ultimate bliss.
- Alexandre Dumas

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.
- Alexandre Dumas

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars,
banjos, fiddles and words.
- Theodore Bikel

If it's a slow race you have to be on your guard.
You have to be patient, but I prefer that.
- Michael East

I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts.
As a matter of fact, it is not male parts,
but male brains that I prefer.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Golf seems to be an arduous way to go for a walk.
I prefer to take the dog's out.
- Princess Anne

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.
- Elizabeth II

I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things.
The glass is always half empty.
And cracked.
And I just cut my lip on it.
And chipped a tooth.
- Janeane Garofalo

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

I don't ever want to be a sentimentalist.
I prefer to be a realist.
I'm not a romantic really.
- James Earl Jones

If you go out to dinner with someone,
you find out what they prefer in food.
We ought to be able to have a conversation to find
out what people prefer when it comes to sex.
- Betty Dodson

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one
more clever who is evil too.
- Euripides

If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops.
- John Buford

I'm just as sick as the others, although I prefer to
do my sickness in private.
- Mick Mars

We don't often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle.
We all prefer to think that every man who wore the
blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.
- Rebecca H. Davis

Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes:
one must make them when one reflects;
and whatever you may say,
I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I should have no use for a paradise in which I should
be deprived of the right to prefer hell.
- Jean Rostand

I prefer to bring these to the service of story rather
than to let them replace narrative.
- James Gunn

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
- Sophocles

I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter.
- Billy Joel

In this industry, the new owners prefer to kill anything
they weren't responsible for.
- Tom Berenger

I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner
because of the absence of falling coal.
- Peter Cook

I don't know who the hell Paul Lynde is,
or why he's funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me.
- Paul Lynde

I am just old-fashioned enough to prefer long hair.
- Erich von Stroheim

I was offered a free villa in Hollywood,
but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy.
- Ennio Morricone

I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
- Armistead Maupin

I would much prefer that they take me as I am,
that way the experience is genuine between the both of us.
- George Duke

Were it left to me to decide whether we should
have a government without newspapers,
or newspapers without a government,
I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
- Thomas Jefferson

I adore life but I don't fear death.
I just prefer to die as late as possible.
- Georges Simenon

Me, I'd prefer to have a good reputation rather than
getting press for being scandalous,
getting drunk in public, staying out late and so on.
- Sophia Bush

I prefer the country life.
I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees.
- Ziggy Marley

I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn't go,
and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying
to go where live action is.
- Don Bluth

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent
man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
- Johann Kepler

Gentlemen prefer blondes.
- Anita Loos

I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
- Jean Rostand

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I should prefer to die laughing, and,
on more than one occasion, thought I might.
- Joseph Epstein

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves
to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery
of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

What we prefer to read is sort of like sexual preference,
you like what you like.
Most of the time you have no clue why.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Most of us, I suspect, prefer our teachers to be of the Nice Guy variety.
- Ken Wilber

It really doesn't matter whether it's the villain or the hero.
Sometimes the villain is the most colorful.
But I prefer a part where you don't know what he is until the end.
- Glenn Ford


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