Alexandre Dumas quote about God from The Count of Monte Cristo - God is merciful to all, as he has been to you; he is first a father, then a judge.
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God is merciful to all, as he has been to you; he is first a father, then a judge.
 Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (1845). copy citation

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Author Alexandre Dumas
Source The Count of Monte Cristo
Topic God father judgement
Date 1845
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1184/1184-h/1184-h.htm

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“If God were just, you know how many would be punished who now escape.»
«Patience,» said the abbé, in a tone which made the dying man shudder; «have patience!»
Caderousse looked at him with amazement.
«Besides,» said the abbé, «God is merciful to all, as he has been to you; he is first a father, then a judge.»
«Do you then believe in God?» said Caderousse.
«Had I been so unhappy as not to believe in him until now,» said Monte Cristo, «I must believe on seeing you.»
Caderousse raised his clenched hands towards heaven.” source
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