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Wisdom from Bram Stoker's Dracula


Still to this day, Bram Stoker's magnum opus Dracula remains one of the most terrifying books ever written. The Dead Un-Dead was the original title which was, thankfully, changed to the name of the iconic character that centres the classic novel and since then he's become the stuff of legend.

But while you might remember it for being damn scary, you might not be so aware of just how wise the writing is too. We've assembled 20 of the best pieces if wisdom to serve as a healthy reminder.

“No one but a woman can help a man when he is in trouble of the heart.”

“How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”

“We learn from failure, not from success!”

“You must not be alone; for to be alone is to be full of fears and alarms.”

“In selfish men caution is as secure an armour for their foes as for themselves.”

“Do not fear to think even the most not-probable.”

“Perhaps at the end the little things may teach us most.”

“A brave man's hand can speak for itself, it does not even need a woman's love to hear its music.”

“I sometimes think we must be all mad and that we shall wake to sanity in strait waistcoats.”

“I suppose that nature works on such a hopeful basis that we believe against ourselves that things will be as they ought to be, no as we should know that they will be.”

“For life be, after all, only a waiting for something else than what we are doing, and death be all that we can rightly depend on”

“Remember my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker”

“There is a reason why all things are as they are.”

“The world seems full of good men, even if there are monsters in it.”

“Despair has its own calms.”

“Though sympathy alone can't alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.”

“Because if a woman's heart was free a man might have hope.”

“Truly there is no such thing as finality.”

“It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.”

“It is only when a man feels himself face to face with such horrors that he can understand their true import.”


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