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Anton Chekhov
January 29, 1860 - July 14, 1904
Nationality: Russian
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: Russian Dramatist

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


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.


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


Advertising is the very essence of democracy.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


The more refined one is, the more unhappy.


Only entropy comes easy.


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


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


The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.


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


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


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


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


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