Find the best quotes by Anton Chekhov.
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
A fiance is neither this nor that: he’s left one shore, but not yet reached the other.
How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
It’s easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
When an actor has money he doesn’t send letters, he sends telegrams.
The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
If you cry ‘forward’, you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
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…
Only entropy comes easy.
The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand… Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.
The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.
To advise is not to compel.
When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can’t be cured.
We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
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