Anton Chekhov Quotes

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Born: 1860-01-29, Taganrog, Russia
Birth Country: Russia
Died: Badenweiler, Germany, 1904-07-15
Occupation: Physician, short story writer, playwright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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