"Are you disposed to obey Count de Rochefort?"

"I would follow him to hell, and that is saying not a little, as I believe him entirely capable of the descent."

Alexandrew Dumas, Twenty Years After.
May it not be about that cursed affair?" asked Aramis, "in which case I do not greatly care to go, for it will be to pocket a lecture; and since it is my function to give them to others I am rather averse to receiving them myself.
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After.
Patience," said Athos, whose eyes were fixed in the direction of the Rue du Bac, "patience; I see an abbe cuffing a man, then bowing to a woman; it must be Aramis.
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After.
The prince smiled; he despised flatterers, but he appreciated enthusiasts.
Alexandre Dumas,Twenty Years After.
Now an enemy is never so near and consequently so threatening, as when he has completely disappeared.
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After.
The aspect of external objects is often a mysterious guide communicating with the fibres of memory, which in spite of us will arouse them at times; this thread, like that of Ariadne, when once unravelled, will conduct one through a labyrinth of thought, in which one loses one’s self in endeavouring to follow that phantom of the past which is called recollection.
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After.
But his successive defeats did service to the duke in one way - they killed time for him till eight o’clock in the evening; then would come night, and with night, sleep. So, at least, the duke believed; but sleep is a capricious fairy, and it is precisely when one invokes her presence that she is most likely to keep him waiting.
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After.
The donjon of Vincennes was considered very unhealthy and Madame de Rambouillet had said that the room in which the Marechal Ornano and the Grand Prior de Vendome had died was worth its weight in arsenic — a bon mot which had great success.
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After.
The next morning D’Artagnan summoned the host, one of those sly Normans who neither say yes nor no and fear to commit themselves by giving a direct answer.
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After.
D’Artagnan suggested that he should send word to his wife, so that she might not be anxious about him, but Planchet replied with much sagacity that he was very sure his wife would not die of anxiety through not knowing where he was, while he, Planchet, remembering her incontinence of tongue, would die of anxiety if she did know.
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After.