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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • If we lay hands on this fortune, we may enjoy it without remorse.
  • But remorse is not thus banished; like Virgil’s wounded hero, he carried the arrow in his wound, and, arrived at the salon, Villefort uttered a sigh that was almost a sob, and sank into a chair.
  • This house was gloomy because it was remorseful: it was remorseful because it concealed a crime.
  • This house was gloomy because it was remorseful: it was remorseful because it concealed a crime.
  • You would think they felt some remorse; did you ever remark that?
  • For the assassination itself I had never felt any remorse.
  • It is done," cried she, willing away her tears, and resuming her firmness, "I am resolved not to die of remorse, but rather of shame.
  • I do not wish to cause you any remorse; believe me, then, when I swear to you that you have wronged no man, but on the contrary have benefited mankind.
  • Louis XVIII. remounted the throne; Villefort, to whom Marseilles had become filled with remorseful memories, sought and obtained the situation of king’s procureur at Toulouse, and a fortnight afterwards he married Mademoiselle de Saint-Meran, whose father now stood higher at court than ever.
  • Besides the pleasure, there is always remorse from the indulgence of our passions, and, after all, what have you men to fear from all this? the world excuses, and notoriety ennobles you.
  • "This is strange," returned Monte Cristo, seeming to yield to his reflections, "that you should find yourself without any preparation in a house where the event happened that causes you so much remorse."
  • Oh, yes; certainly a speedy, violent death would be a fine means of deceiving these remorseless enemies, who appeared to pursue him with such incomprehensible vengeance.
  • Ah, Maximilian, I experienced, at that moment, such remorse for my intention, that, throwing myself at his feet, I exclaimed,—’Forgive me, pray forgive me, my dear grandfather; they may do what they will with me, I will never leave you.’
  • No, truly; you may believe me if you will; at the end of every month I am tormented by remorse.
  • Yes, you wished to speak to me; but was it indeed remorse, tell me?
  • True remorse; and, besides, an idea had struck me.
  • Now, here we are obliged to own that Andrea ought to have felt remorse, but that he did not.
  • Remove from me the remains of doubt, which, if it change not to conviction, must become remorse!
  • Perhaps those prayers may soften the remorse he feels in his heart.
  • He had frequently called for capital punishment on criminals, and owing to his irresistible eloquence they had been condemned, and yet the slightest shadow of remorse had never clouded Villefort’s brow, because they were guilty; at least, he believed so; but here was an innocent man whose happiness he had destroyed: in this case he was not the judge, but the executioner.
  • The man he sacrificed to his ambition, that innocent victim immolated on the altar of his father’s faults, appeared to him pale and threatening, leading his affianced bride by the hand, and bringing with him remorse, not such as the ancients figured, furious and terrible, but that slow and consuming agony whose pangs are intensified from hour to hour up to the very moment of death.
  • Then he went to bed and almost immediately fell into that deep sleep which is sure to visit men of twenty years of age, even when they are torn with remorse.
  • I will consent to share this dreadful secret with you, but I will not allow shame and remorse to grow and increase in my conscience, as crime and misery will in your house.
  • My dear fellow, let them sleep on, if they are asleep; let them grow pale in their drowsiness, if they are disposed to do so, and pray do you remain in peace, who have no remorse to disturb you.
  • He had just acted the inexorable judge with her, he had condemned her to death, and she, crushed by remorse, struck with terror, covered with the shame inspired by the eloquence of his irreproachable virtue,—she, a poor, weak woman, without help or the power of defending herself against his absolute and supreme will,—she might at that very moment, perhaps, be preparing to die!
  • "Yes, sir," answered Caderousse; "and remorse preys on me night and day.
  • Women, on the contrary, are rarely tormented with remorse; for the decision does not come from you,—your misfortunes are generally imposed upon you, and your faults the results of others’ crimes."

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  • There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
  • I expressed my remorse at having let them down.

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