Count: "Tell the angel who will watch over your life to pray now and
then for a man who, like Satan, believed himself for an instant to be
equal to God, but who realized in all humility that supreme power and
wisdom are in the hands of God alone."
Count: "Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of
feeling ultimate bliss."
Dumas: "He [Monte Cristo] realized that he had gone beyond the
limits of rightful vengeance and that he could no longer say 'God is
for and with me.'"
Count: "I regard this restitution as a weight thrown into the scale
to balance the evil I have done."
Count, speaking about Albert: "Providence has punished him."
Dumas: "His mind was filled with a single thought: that of his
happiness destroyed for no apparent reason."
Dumas: "It was time for him [Dantes] to go back among men and take
up the rank, influence, and power which great wealth gives in the
Count: "And now, farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude. I
have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the
God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked."
Count: "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."
Count: "I maintain my pride in the face of men, but I abandon it
before God, who drew me out of nothingness to make me what I am."