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Unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a right and wholesome state, revolts at crime.... Options
Daemon
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Unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a right and wholesome state, revolts at crime. Still, from an artificial civilization have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which occasionally become so powerful as to ... lead us into guilt and wickedness.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
jcbarros
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That's more than debatable.
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You cannot count on creator of The Count of Monte Cristo in such serious matters - belles-lettres.
Verbatim
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Daemon wrote:
Unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a right and wholesome state, revolts at crime. Still, from an artificial civilization have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which occasionally become so powerful as to ... lead us into guilt and wickedness.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)


Whether from an artificial civilization or not, the wants, vices and false tastes originate regardless of the dubious "right and wholesome state" of human nature.
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I will have to revisit Three Musketeers to see if Mr. Dumas details the quote of present discussion. Have read that about 30 years ago.

Does anyone know if Three Musketeers illustrates this sentiment of Mr. Dumas? If so, please opine. Thanks.
Verbatim
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:11:19 PM
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TirumalJ wrote:
I will have to revisit Three Musketeers to see if Mr. Dumas details the quote of present discussion. Have read that about 30 years ago.

Does anyone know if Three Musketeers illustrates this sentiment of Mr. Dumas? If so, please opine. Thanks.


The excerpt can be found in Chapter 17 of "The Count of Monte Cristo" as spoken by abbe Faria who is about to reason out Dantes' puzzling imprisonment.
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