Today is the birthday of a French writer Alexandre Dumas (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent. Born in poverty, Dumas was the grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave. Presenting some quotations : Being Poet
- All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
- Business? It's quite simple. It's other people's money.
- Jealousy is the art of injuring ourselves more than others.
- A husband is always a sensible man; he never thinks of marrying.
- Rogues are preferable 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.
- Until divinity decides to reveal the future to human kind, the sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
- Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,--'Wait and hope'.
- It is only rarely 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.