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Anton Chekhov's Quotes

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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Dramatist
Nation: Russian
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The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.

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To advise is not to compel.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Only entropy comes easy.

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The sea has neither meaning nor pity.

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

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We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.

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

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

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It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.

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

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

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

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All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.

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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.

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

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

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

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If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.

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

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

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

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

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

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I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.

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

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

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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.

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There is nothing new in art except talent.

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

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

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

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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.

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Advertising is the very essence of democracy.

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

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

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

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Man is what he believes.

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How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.

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The more refined one is, the more unhappy.

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I am calling attention just to the main points of these tremendously important matters, which can be understood better by pious meditation than explained by human language.

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Some had the custom of receiving the Eucharist daily, some twice a week, some on the Lord's day, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, some only on the Lord's Day.

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And there is a difference between the essence of a Sacrament and its use.

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For Christ, both God and man, must lay hold on us in order that there may be a union between Him and us.

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In the first place, our faith ought to lay hold on Christ as God and man in that nature by which He has been made our neighbor, kinsman, and brother.

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Thus first of all in His own person He sanctified, restored, and blessed human nature.

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As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.

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For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.

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Nevertheless the meaning is not that the blessed bread which is divided, which is offered, and which the apostles received from the hand of Christ was not the body of Christ but becomes the body of Christ when the eating of it is begun.

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Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.

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This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures.

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