Anton Chekhov - Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only entropy comes easy. ---->>>

The University brings out all abilities, including incapability. ---->>>

Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric. ---->>>

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

Man is what he believes. ---->>>

Advertising is the very essence of democracy. ---->>>

To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God. ---->>>

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science.

When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science.

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

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. ---->>>

The sea has neither meaning nor pity. ---->>>

The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others. ---->>>

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

There is nothing new in art except talent. ---->>>

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still. ---->>>

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured. ---->>>

How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out. ---->>>

We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well. ---->>>

A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. ---->>>

The more refined one is, the more unhappy. ---->>>

To advise is not to compel. ---->>>

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. ---->>>

A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other. ---->>>

The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well. ---->>>

It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook. ---->>>

When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Russian
Born: January 29, 1860
Birthplace:
Die: 07-14, 1904
Occupation: Dramatist
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, pronounced [ɐnˈton ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕɛxəf]; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics (wikipedia)