The Three Musketeers Quotes | Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers Quotes. it is (1844), by French novelist and playwright Alexandre Dumas, is a novel that borrows tropes from the swashbuckling genre, historical fiction, and romance to recount the adventures of a group of king’s guard who face off against the machinations of nefarious political factions set on destabilizing the monarchy. 

It was first published through serialization in 1844 to great popularity. Though set in the mid-1600s, the novel connected with the philosophical underpinnings of the French Revolution of 1848. Since then, the novel has remained a classic. It has been adapted into several films, television shows, and video games.


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The Three Musketeers Quotes


The Three Musketeers Quotes

  • “Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”
  • “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.”
  • “Love is the most selfish of all the passions.”
  • “You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart.”
  • “I do not cling to life sufficiently to fear death.”
  • “There is no friendship that cares about an overheard secret.”
  • “I'm sure you're very nice, but you'd be even nicer if you went away.”
  • “Besides we are men, and after all it is our business to risk our lives.”
  • “Everyone knows that drunkards and lovers have a protecting diety.”
  • “And now gentlemen, all for one, one for all - that is our motto, is it not?”
  • “We must never expect discretion in first love: it is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy is allowed to overflow, it will choke you.”
  • “Everyone knows that God protects drunkards and lovers.”
  • “In general, people only ask for advice that they may not follow it; or, if they should follow it, that they may have somebody to blame for having given it.”
  • “All falsehood is a mask; and however well made the mask may be, with a little attention we may always succeed in distinguishing it from the true face.”
  • “I do not often laugh, sir, as you may perceive by the air of my countenance; but nevertheless, I retain the privilege of laughing when I please.”
  • “People in general," he said, "only ask advice not to follow it; or if they do follow it, it is for the sake of having someone to blame for having given it.”
  • “I came to Paris with four ├ęcus in my pocket, and I’d have fought with anybody who told me I was in no condition to buy the Louvre.”

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Top Quotes from the three musketeers Book

  • “Thousands of men, it is true, will have to pay for my happiness with their lives; but what is that to me, provided I see you again! All this is perhaps folly--perhaps insanity; but tell me what woman has a lover more truly in love; what queen a servant more ardent.”
  • ″... he answered that he was a musketeer at heart, entirely devoted to your majesty, and that he would therefore remain with messieurs the musketeers.”
  • “You ought to be brave for two reasons- the first is that you are a Gascon, and the second is that you are my son. Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”
  • “As long as he was in the city, Planchet kept at the respectful distance he had imposed upon himself; but as soon as the road began to be more lonely and dark, he drew softly nearer, so that when they entered the Bois de Boulogne he found himself riding quite naturally side by side with his master.”
  • ″‘You, our friend, our intelligence, our invisible protector’, said he, ‘accept this commission; you have merited it more than any of us by your wisdom and your counsels...‘”
  • “There are people who laugh at a horse that would not dare to laugh at the master of it...”
  • ″‘Rochefort,’ said the cardinal, ‘you see M. D’Artagnan- I receive him among the number of my friends; embrace, then, and be prudent, if you have any wish to preserve your heads.‘”
  • “Keep the commission D’Artagnan-the profession of arms suits you; you will be a brave and adventurous captain.”
  • ″‘You are young,’ replied Athos, ‘and your bitter recollections have time to be changed into sweet remembrances.‘”
  • “With a little more heart, he might have been contented with this new conquest; but the principal features of his character were ambition and pride.”
  • “You said you were but three, but it appears to me we are four.”
  • “Fight on all occasions; fight the more for duels being forbidden, since, consequently, there is twice as much courage in fighting.”

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