Anton Chekhov quotes

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“People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.”

— Anton Chekhov

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“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”

— Anton Chekhov

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“Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.”

— Anton Chekhov

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“You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.”

— Anton Chekhov

“If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.”

— Anton Chekhov

“The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

— Anton Chekhov

“People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.”

— Anton Chekhov

“I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.”

— Anton Chekhov

“We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.”

— Anton Chekhov

“A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does.”

— Anton Chekhov

“There is nothing new in art except talent.”

— Anton Chekhov

“If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.”

— Anton Chekhov

“When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, 'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'”

— Anton Chekhov

“Advertising is the very essence of democracy.”

— Anton Chekhov

“One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Man is what he believes.”

— Anton Chekhov

“No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.”

— Anton Chekhov

“How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.”

— Anton Chekhov

“The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.”

— Anton Chekhov

“No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.”

— Anton Chekhov

“The more refined one is, the more unhappy.”

— Anton Chekhov

“The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.”

— Anton Chekhov

“To advise is not to compel.”

— Anton Chekhov
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