Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Quotes

The wealthy man is not he who has money, but he who has the means to live in the luxurious state of early spring.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Everything is good in due measure and strong sensations know not measure.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Lying is the same as alcoholism. Liars prevaricate even on their deathbeds.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Country acquaintances are charming only in the country and only in the summer. In the city in winter they lose half of their appeal.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Its immoral to steal, but you can take things.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

It is depressing to hear the unfortunate or dying man jest.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

If only one tooth aches, rejoice that not all of them ache.... If your wife betrays you, be glad that she betrayed only you and not the nation.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

If you really think about it, everything is wonderful in this world, everything except for our thoughts and deeds when we forget about the loftier goals of existence, about our human dignity.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

By poeticizing love, we imagine in those we love virtues that they often do not possess; this then becomes the source of constant mistakes and constant distress.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Moscow is a city that has much suffering ahead of it.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

To believe in God is not hard. Inquisitors, Biron and Arakcheev believed in Him. No, believe in man!

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Life is a vexatious trap; when a thinking man reaches maturity and attains to full consciousness he cannot help feeling that he is in a trap from which there is no escape.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The unhappy are egotistical, base, unjust, cruel, and even less capable of understanding one another than are idiots. Unhappiness does not unite people, but separates them.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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