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Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
by Anton Chekhov

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

Related topics: Medical

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

Any idiot can face a crisis.
It's the 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

When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say,
'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

The world perishes not from bandits and fires,
but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
- Anton Chekhov

To advise is not to compel.
- Anton Chekhov

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

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
- Anton Chekhov

How unbearable at times are people who are happy,
people for whom everything works out.
- Anton Chekhov

If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
- Anton Chekhov

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

Only entropy comes easy.
- Anton Chekhov

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

The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
- Anton Chekhov

A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth,
but that you won't notice it when someone else does.
- 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

A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer,
or an entertainer.
- Anton Chekhov

When an actor has money he doesn't send letters,
he sends telegrams.
- Anton Chekhov

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

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink
the entire ocean that's faith;
when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science.
- 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

Man is what he believes.
- Anton Chekhov

There is nothing new in art except talent.
- Anton Chekhov

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
- Anton Chekhov

The University brings out all abilities,
including incapability.
- Anton Chekhov

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

Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.
- Anton Chekhov

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

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
- Anton Chekhov

It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
- Anton Chekhov

I promise to be an excellent husband,
but give me a wife who, like the moon,
will not appear every day in my sky.
- Anton Chekhov

No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be,
he loves fairness more than anything else.
If the people placed over him are unfair,
from year to year he lapses into an embittered state
characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
- Anton Chekhov

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

Doctors coin money when they do procedures but family
medicine doesn't have any procedures.
- David Jones

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.
- Martha Beck

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next
world than even we generals.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights.
Decisions ought to be made by doctors,
not accountants.
- Charles Schumer

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions.
I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
- Zoe Saldana

As a physician, I know many doctors want to utilize new technology,
but they find the cost prohibitive.
- Nathan Deal

Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice"?
- George Carlin

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome;
if you believe the theologians,
nothing is innocent; if you believe the military,
nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Edward Everett Hale

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell.
- Cass Canfield

The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing.
- Dizzy Dean

I got the bill for my surgery.
Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
- James H. Boren

She's been diagnosed as a paranoid hypochondriac.
Doctors think she may be faking.
- the movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

America's doctors, nurses and medical researchers are the best in the world,
but our health care system is broken.
- Mike Ferguson

Two young doctors - one from Harvard and the other from Dartmouth -
invited me to go to Mecca in my husband's stead.
And that is what helped put me back on track.
- Betty Shabazz

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9
out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
- Jay Leno

America has the best doctors, the best nurses,
the best hospitals, the best medical technology,
the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world.
There is absolutely no reason we should not have in
this country the best health care in the world.
- Bill Frist

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

The bottom line to this is, there are few doctors who
have any expertise in chemical exposure.
- Christopher Shays

We wouldn't think of going to our doctor and saying
'Treat me the way doctors treated people in the 19th Century',
and yet that's what we're demanding in food production.
- Nina Fedoroff

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
- G. M. Trevelyan


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