Count of Monte Cristo
I’m stealing this idea from James Clear. I want to begin reviewing books so that I can actually remember what I liked about them and any insights they provided to me.
The Book in 3 Sentences:
- One can overcome misfortunes caused by one’s enemies by listening to the right mentors.
- Play the long game when putting your plans into action.
- You have to preserve your humanity and consider how your actions may affect innocent parties.
Summary: this includes quotes only this time. I’ll put in personal notes for future books.
- “Alas, my boy,” said he, “human knowledge is confined within very narrow limits; and when I have taught you mathematics, physics, history, and the three or four modern languages with which I am acquainted, you will know as much as I do myself. Now, it will scarcely require two years for me to communicate to you the stock of learning I possess.”
“Two years!” exclaimed Dantes; “do you really believe I can acquire all these things in so short a time?”
- “Not their application, certainly, but their principles you may; to learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the other.”
- “For all evils there are two remedies – time and silence.”
“It is the way of weakened minds to see everything through a black cloud. The soul forms its own horizons; your soul is darkened, and consequently the sky of the future appears stormy and unpromising”
- It’s necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.”
- “All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope”
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