portrait of Alexandre Dumas, <em>père</em>
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Quotes of the Day for 24 July 2001 – Alexandre Dumas, père

Alexandre Dumas, the elder, was born this day in 1802. He created characters that couldn't possibly be, larger than life, characters such as the Three Musketeers and the Count of Monte Cristo. He tried to live life on the scale of the characters he created, but that's another story.

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The quotes:

I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.

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

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

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.

All for one, one for all.
     - Today's quotes are all from Alexandre Dumas, père

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