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Anton Chekhov Quotes

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

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

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

"The more refined one is, the more unhappy."

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

"Only entropy comes easy."

"To advise is not to compel."

"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."

"Advertising is the very essence of democracy."

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

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

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

"If you cry "Forward" you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?"

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

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

"If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry."

"Man is what he believes."

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

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

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

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