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36 The Count Of Monte Cristo Quotes That All Teens Should Study

Find quotes from the novel and movie that are great to read.

'The Count Of Monte Cristo' is a novel written by Alexandre Dumas which follows the study of a betrayed human psyche.

The story revolves around the close study of the themes of justice, hope, mercy and vengeance. It follows the story of a person betrayed by his rival who ends up getting imprisoned wrongfully before gaining enough fortune to take his revenge.

In the book, the Count of Monte Cristo eventually gets revenge on Villefort by revealing his deepest secret to the public. The story is set during the fall of Napoleon's Empire. The story's premise was said to be inspired by a real-life story of a shoemaker who went on his own vengeful journey full of difficulty at this time. The novel was critically acclaimed and received great words of praise from readers all around the world. Even famous English writer, George Saintsbury called the novel one of the most popular books in Europe.

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Quotes From 'The Count Of Monte Cristo'

Quotes from the book are truly remarkable.

Find great quotes from the book by Alexandre Dumas, to get to know this close study of revenge and the human psyche.

1. “I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

2. “Moral wounds have this peculiarity - they may be hidden, but they never close; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

3. “I don’t think man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

4. “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

5. “The wretched and the miserable should turn to their Savior first, yet they do not hope in Him until all other hope is exhausted.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

6. “It is the infirmity of our nature always to believe ourselves much more unhappy than those who groan by our sides!”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

7. “Lead two sheep to the butcher’s, two oxen to the slaughter-house, and make one of them understand that his companion will not die; the sheep will bleat for pleasure, the ox will bellow with joy.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

8. “We frequently pass so near to happiness without seeing, without regarding it, or if we do see and regard it, yet without recognizing it.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

9. “God could have guided the murderer’s dagger so that you would die immediately, yet He gave you a quarter of an hour to reconsider. So look in your heart, you wretch, and repent!”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

10. “You see, the angel for whom you longed has left this earth. She no longer needs the adoration of men – she, who, at this moment, is adoring the Lord. So say your farewells, Monsieur, to these sad remains that she has left behind among us.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

11. “For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

Famous Quotes From 'The Count Of Monte Cristo'

Some of 'The Count Of Monte Cristo' revenge quotes are really famous quotes.

12. “Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

13. “All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

14. “To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

15. “What I’ve loved most after you, is myself: that is, my dignity and that strength which made me superior to other men. That strength was my life. You’ve broken it with a word, so I must die.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

16. “He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

17. “In every country where independence has taken the place of liberty, the first desire of a manly heart is to possess a weapon which at once renders him capable of defence or attack, and, by rendering its owner fearsome, makes him feared.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

18. “Live, for a day will come when you will be happy and bless life.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

19. “Unfortunates, who ought to begin with God, do not have any hope in him till they have exhausted all other means of deliverance.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

20. “You are my son Dantes! You are the child of my captivity. My priestly office condemned me to celibacy: God sent you to me both to console the man who could not be a father and the prisoner who could not be free.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

21. “Happiness is like one of those palaces on an enchanted island, its gates guarded by dragons. One must fight to gain it.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

22. “Philosophy cannot be taught; it is the application of the sciences to truth.”

― Alexandre Dumas, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

'The Count Of Monte Cristo' Movie Quotes

Find quotes from the movie which will leave you wanting more!

Here are some 'The Count Of Monte Cristo' quotes from the movie, adapted on the big screen by Kevin Reynolds.

23. “Edmond Dantes: May I steal your wife?

Fernand Mondego: Excuse me?

Edmond Dantes: For the Waltz?”

― ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

24. “Edmond Dantes: God is no more real than your treasure, Priest.

Abbè Faria: Perhaps.”

― ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

25. “Edmond Dantes: You lied?

Abbé Faria: I’m a priest, not a saint.”

― ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

26. “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.”

― Edmond Dantes, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

27. “The stronger swordsman does not necessarily win. It is speed! Speed of hand, speed of mind.”

― Abbe Faria, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

28. “Abbe Faria: Perhaps your thoughts of revenge are serving God’s purpose of keeping you alive these seven years.

Edmond Dantes: To what end?

Abbe Faria: Escape.”

- ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

29. “Take your vengeance. But know that the blood you spill is noble. Blood that will never run through your veins. You are no more a count than I am a commoner!”

― Fernand Mondego, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

30. “Edmond Dantes: There are 72,519 stones in my walls. I’ve counted them many times.

Abbe Faria: But have you named them yet?”

- ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

31. “Luigi Vampa: We shall call him... Zatarra.

Edmond Dantes: Sounds fearsome.

Luigi Vampa: It means, ‘driftwood’.”

- ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

32. “If you ever loved me, don’t...don’t rob me of my hate. It’s all I have.”

― Edmond Dantes, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

33. “Monsieur, I know you must hear this a great deal, but I assure you, I am innocent. Everyone must say that, I know, but I truly am.”

― Edmond Dantes, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

34. “How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.”

― Edmond Dantes, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

35. “Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”

― Edmond Dantes, ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

36. “Edmond Dantes: God has everything to do with it. He’s everywhere. He sees everything.

Armand Dorleac: All right. Let’s make a bargain, shall we? You ask God for help, and I'll stop the moment He shows up.”

― ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’ quotes, then why not take a look at these [Lemony Snicket quotes], or 'The Book Thief' quotes too?

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