Quotations by Chekhov, Anton


Any idiot can face a crisis, it is the day-to-day living that wears you out.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian playwright and writer
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You will not become a saint through other people’s sins.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian playwright and writer
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Man is what he believes.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian playwright and writer
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He was a rationalist, but he had to confess that he liked the ringing of church bells.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian playwright and writer
Notebooks
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We fret ourselves to reform life, in order that posterity may be happy, and posterity will say as usual: “In the past it used to be better, the present is worse than the past.”

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian playwright and writer
Notebooks
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Nothing better forges a bond of love, friendship or respect than common hatred toward something.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian playwright and writer
Notebooks, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 52,

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Everyone has the same God; only people differ.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian playwright and writer
The Duel [Kerbalai] (1891)
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One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian playwright and writer
Letter (Nov 1888)
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Alt. trans.: "You have to be a god to distinguish the successes from the failures without making a mistake."
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Brevity is the sister of talent.

Chekhov - brevity sister of talent - wist_info quote

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian playwright and writer
Letter to Alexander Chekhov (11 Apr 1889)
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