Book quotes. The Three Musketeers by Dumas. “All for one, one for all.” The Three Musketeers is a novel by the French author Alexandre Dumas, first serialized in March–July 1844.
The plot is set in the 17th century and tells the adventures of d’Artagnan and his friends Athos, Porthos and Aramis (Musketeers of the Guard) in Paris.
The Three Musketeers sequels are known as the d’Artagnan Romances: Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later.
The Three Musketeers was a big success from the beginning and it has been adapted to movies, comics, games and TV series.
Today, enjoy some of Dumas best quotes in The Three Musketeers:
“All for one, one for all” (“tous pour un, un pour tous.”). (Of course, it’s the main motto of all of them).
“As a general rule, he had once said, people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or, if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.”
“I do not cling to life sufficiently to fear death.”
“The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.”
“Besides we are men, and after all it is our business to risk our lives.”
“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.”
“In all times, and all countries especially in those countries which are divided within by religious faith, there are always fanatics who will be well contented to be regarded as martyrs.”
“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.”
And our favorite: “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.”
Now, enjoy this video of The Three Musketeers 2011 movie, with Orlando Bloom as Duke of Buckingham.