Anton Chekhov Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Anton Chekhov quotes, Anton Chekhov sayings, and Anton Chekhov proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

An expansive life, one not constrained by four walls, requires as well an expansive pocket. Anton Chekhov
The air of one's native country is the most healthy air. Anton Chekhov
A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other. Anton Chekhov
The University brings out all abilities, including incapability. Anton Chekhov
Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts. Anton Chekhov
Common hypocrites pass themselves off as doves; political and literary hypocrites pose as eagles. But don't be fooled by their eagle-like appearance. These are not eagles, but rats or dogs. Anton Chekhov
Only echoes answer me. Anton Chekhov
When one has no real life, one lives by mirages. It's still better than nothing. Anton Chekhov
Eyes – the head’s chief of police. They watch and make mental notes. Anton Chekhov
There isn’t a Monday that would not cede its place to Tuesday. Anton Chekhov
Each of us is full of too many wheels, screws and valves to permit us to judge one another on a first impression or by two or three external signs. Anton Chekhov
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. Anton Chekhov
MEDVEDENKO: Why do you wear black all the time? MASHA: I’m in mourning for my life, I'm unhappy. Anton Chekhov
It's very hard, feeling that you're no more than a piece of unwanted furniture in this world. Anton Chekhov
Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric. Anton Chekhov
After a cigar or a glass of vodka you are no longer Peter Sorin, but Peter Sorin plus somebody else. Your ego breaks in two: you begin to think of yourself in the third person. Anton Chekhov
They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it's a lie. Anton Chekhov
I do not know why one should not hunt two hares even in the literal sense. Anton Chekhov
The State is not God. It has no right to take away that which it cannot give back, if it should so desire. Anton Chekhov
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. Anton Chekhov