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Anton Chekhov Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anton Chekhov.

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

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

Only entropy comes easy.
- Anton Chekhov

 

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

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

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

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

Man is what he believes.
- Anton Chekhov

To advise is not to compel.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
- Anton Chekhov

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
- 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

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

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

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

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

The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

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.

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

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

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

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

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

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

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

As you sow, so shall you reap.
- Galatians 6:7

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

Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
- John 16:24

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

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

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

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

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

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves
for they shall never cease to be amused.
- Anonymous

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


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