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Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a major Russian short story writer and playwright.
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A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. He is a man who has signed a contract with his conscious and his sense of duty.

Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

Anton Chekhov

I don't understand anything about the ballet; all I know is that during the intervals the ballerinas stink like horses.

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov

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

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

Man is what he believes.

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov

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

Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

Anton Chekhov

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.

Anton Chekhov

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.

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

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.

Anton Chekhov

Try to reason about love, and you will lose your reason.

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

The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.

Anton Chekhov

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

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
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