In his life Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Quotes By Anton Chekhov

Nationality
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DOB
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29-01-1860
DOD
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5-07-1904
In 1876 Pavel Yegorovich Chekhov, a Russian grocery store owner was stone broke and under severe debt due to the excess money he spent for building his house. Fearful of being thrown behind bars, he sought refuge with his family in Moscow and left Taganrog, a port city in Russia. One of their dutiful sons stayed back and did all odd jobs possible to pay for his education. The young lad also did his best to send every penny that he could save, back to his parents who were living in a hand to mouth situation along with small notes to boost their spirits. This 16-year-old boy grew up into a flamboyant personality, shouldered the responsibility of the family both emotionally and financially. He is now remembered as Anton Chekhov, one of the greatest Russian writers who ever lived. The writer also worked as a doctor and juggled the two professions for a long time. However, Chekhov apparently loved both the professions so much that he called medicine his lawful wife and literature his mistress. Though he had tried his hand at writing only in an effort to make ends meet, his work has now changed the dynamics of modern short stories. ‘The Cherry Orchard’, ‘Three Sisters’ and ‘Uncle Vanya’ are some of his famous plays that are widely read and admired till date. Chekhov has also been graced with the ‘Pushkin Prize’. It is an award given by the ‘Russian Academy of Sciences’ to all those people who have done phenomenal work in the field of literature.

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton 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 Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Anton Chekhov

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