Anton Chekhov Quotes

Advertising is the very essence of democracy... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: 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... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress.. view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

The more refined one is, the more unhappy... view

By: 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... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

Doctors are just the same as lawyers.. view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: 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... view

By: Anton Chekhov

Man is what he believes... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric... view

By: 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... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

Only entropy comes easy... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith.. view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on.. view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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... view

By: Anton Chekhov

There is nothing new in art except talent... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

The University brings out all abilities, including incapability... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov

The sea has neither meaning nor pity... view

By: Anton Chekhov

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

By: Anton Chekhov