Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Quotes

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

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Despicable means used to achieve laudable goals render the goals themselves despicable.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

We live not in order to eat, but in order not to know what we feel like eating.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Its even pleasant to be sick when you know that there are people who await your recovery as they might await a holiday.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Thought and beauty, like a hurricane or waves, should not know conventional, delimited forms.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

There is something beautiful, touching and poetic when one person loves more than the other, and the other is indifferent.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Better a debauched canary than a pious wolf.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Watching a woman make Russian pancakes, you might think that she was calling on the spirits or extracting from the batter the philosophers stone.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

There are no small number of people in this world who, solitary by nature, always try to go back into their shell like a hermit crab or a snail.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

People who live alone always have something on their minds that they would willingly share.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

To regard ones immortality as an exchange of matter is as strange as predicting the future of a violin case once the expensive violin it held has broken and lost its worth.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporeal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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