Alexandre Dumas quote about blindness from The Count of Monte Cristo - I am not proud, but I am happy, and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
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I am not proud, but I am happy, and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
 Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (1845). copy citation

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“Unquestionably, Edmond's star is in the ascendant, and he will marry the splendid girl—he will be captain, too, and laugh at us all, unless»—a sinister smile passed over Danglars' lips—«unless I take a hand in the affair,» he added.
«Hallo!» continued Caderousse, half-rising, and with his fist on the table, «hallo, Edmond! do you not see your friends, or are you too proud to speak to them?»
«No, my dear fellow!» replied Dantès, «I am not proud, but I am happy, and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.»
«Ah, very well, that's an explanation!» said Caderousse. «How do you do, Madame Dantès?»
Mercédès courtesied gravely, and said—«That is not my name, and in my country it bodes ill fortune, they say, to call a young girl by the name of her betrothed before he becomes her husband.” source
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