Anton Chekhov 1

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

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

To advise is not to compel.
Anton Chekhov

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
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

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

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

Man is what he believes.
Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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