The Count of Monte Cristo

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die…that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.


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.


Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope‘.

– Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

8 Comments Add yours

  1. This is one of my favourite books!

    1. Jolene says:

      Mine too! If I could recommend just a single book it would be this one. 🤓

  2. Marie says:

    I loved this book in high school! It wasn’t part of my English class readings but my friend recommended it. Read the whole book, unabridged, in three nights! Still one of favorite books. 😊

    1. Jolene says:

      You did well to finish in 3 nights!! This is THE book to read if I were to recommend a book. Both for pleasure and life lessons. The transformation from Edmund Dantes to The Count is nothing short of remarkable.

      1. Marie says:

        I know. I don’t know if I could accomplish that fear again! Haha. A lot of life lessons in the book. I thought his thought process for dealing with the issues that arose while trying to get revenge made it all the more interesting.

  3. Sonia Malysz says:

    Beautiful words and equally beautiful photograph 🙂

  4. I just read this book for the first time last December. Loved the story. Those are awesome quotes from it.

    1. Jolene says:

      Great to hear! I read pretty much all of Dumas’ books in junior high and The Count is my absolute favourite. I still live by the quotes today.

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