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The Man in the Iron Mask

Alexandre Dumas

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I am strong against everything, except against the death of those I love. He who dies gains; he who sees others die loses.”

“Does the open wound in another's breast soften the pain of the gaping wound in our own? Or does the blood which is welling from another man's side staunch that which is pouring from our own? Does the general anguish of our fellow creatures lessen our own private and particular anguish? No, no, each suffers on his own account, each struggles with his own grief, each sheds his own tears.”

“Pain, anguish and suffering in human life are always in proportion to the strength with which a man is endowed.”

“There are misfortunes in life that no one will accept; people would rather believe in the supernatural and the impossible.”

“In this world, all--men, women, and kings--must live for the present. We can only live for the future for God”

“A man is held to be criminal,sometimes, by the great ones of the earth,not because he has committed a crime himself but because he knows of one which has been committed.”

“Pain anguish and suffering in human life are always in proportion to the strength with which a man is endowed. We will not pretend to say that Heaven always apportions to a man's capability of endurance the anguish with which he afflicts him...Suffering is in proportion to the strength which has been accorded in other words the weak suffer more where the trial is the same than the strong.”

“The voice of human nature is nothing but one prolonged cry.”

“So like Athos." thought Aramis; "That which is actually good never alters.”

“Man upon this earth must expect everything, and ought to face everything.”

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anguish, humanity, suffering, honour, endurance, strength, challenges, bravery, pain, persistence, life, human-nature, faith, boldness, preparation

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