Uncertainty is worse than all.
 Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (1845). copy citation

Author Alexandre Dumas
Source The Count of Monte Cristo
Topic uncertainty
Date 1845
Language English
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“«Monsieur,» continued Dantès, «I know it is not in your power to release me; but you can plead for me—you can have me tried—and that is all I ask. Let me know my crime, and the reason why I was condemned. Uncertainty is worse than all.»
«Go on with the lights,» said the inspector.
«Monsieur,» cried Dantès, «I can tell by your voice you are touched with pity; tell me at least to hope.»
«I cannot tell you that,» replied the inspector; «I can only promise to examine into your case.»” source
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