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„Memory makes the one, philosophy the other.“

—  Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo (1845–1846), Context: "You must teach me a small part of what you know," said Dantes, "if only to prevent your growing weary of me. I can well believe] that so learned a person as yourself would prefer absolute [[solitude to being tormented with the company of one as ignorant and uninformed as myself. If you will only agree to my request, I promise you never to mention another word about escaping." The abbe smiled. "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." Chapter 17 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo/Chapter_17

„Learn ever to separate the king and the principle of royalty. The king is but man; royalty is the spirit of God.“

—  Alexandre Dumas
Vingt ans après (Twenty Years After) (1845), Context: Learn ever to separate the king and the principle of royalty. The king is but man; royalty is the spirit of God. When you are in doubt as to which you should serve, forsake the material appearance for the invisible principle, for this is everything.

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