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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo – by Alexandre Dumas

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I’ve just read the brilliant The Count of Monte Cristo and thought it was absolutely fantastic. It has quickly become one of my favourite books. It has been quite a while since I’ve really liked a book that I’ve read – most of the books that I’ve read recently may have been good but not on par with The Count of Monte Cristo.

Here are some quotes from that book:

“All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope”

“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.”

“I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol.”

“Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.”

“…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…”

“Hatred is blind; rage carries you away; and he who pours out vengeance runs the risk of tasting a bitter draught.”

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