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  • Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
    (Anton Chekhov)

  • Any idiot can face a crisis, it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.
    (Anton Chekhov)

  • 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.
    (Anton Chekhov)

  • Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
    (Anton Chekhov)

  • It's a long time since I drank champagne.
    (Anton Chekhov)


  • Only entropy comes easy.
    (Anton Chekhov)

  • We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
    (Anton Chekhov)

  • Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
    (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)

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

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

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

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

  • We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
    (Anton Chekhov)


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