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Anton Chekhov Quotes

I hope you find these Anton Chekhov Quotes inspiring and motivational.

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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


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

The University brings out all abilities,
including incapability.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
- 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

Only entropy comes easy.
- 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

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

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

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is nothing new in art except talent.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

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

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

To advise is not to compel.
- Anton Chekhov

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
- 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

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

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

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

If we will be quiet and ready enough,
we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
- Henry David Thoreau

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

I shall make that trip. I shall go to Korea.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

These men ask for just the same thing,
fairness, and fairness only.
This, so far as in my power,
they, and all others, shall have.
- Abraham Lincoln


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