Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a major Russian short story writer and playwright.
Found 37 thoughts of Anton Chekhov

The personal life of every individual is based on secrecy, and perhaps it is partly for that reason that civilised man is so nervously anxious that personal privacy should be respected.

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov

Man is what he believes.

Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

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.

Anton Chekhov

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov

If you cry "Forward!" you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. Don't you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a mond and revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite?

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

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

Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

Anton Chekhov

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.

Anton Chekhov

People are far more sincere and good-humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov
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