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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.

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure

Rating: 10/10

All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope

This 1200 page tome was published long ago, in 1844 and became one of Alexandre Dumas’s most well known works, with it’s major competition being  

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Through the Years of Dust

 

As I go through my pile of books, as I do from time to time, I usually set aside books to re-read. I have a set few that always remain in this pile and go back into it as soon as I finish reading them. 157 more words

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.

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In the eyes of the world a large fortune covers all defects.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 

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Leading society to perfection

What is the use of time, encouragements, medals, crosses, and Monthyon prizes, if they do not lead society towards perfection. Yet man will never be perfect until he learns to create and destroy, like God; he does know hot to destroy, and that is half way on the road.  8 more words

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Real happiness 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 estimate the value of a clear and serene sky. 

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