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Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
by 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

Related topics: Medical

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

Any idiot can face a crisis.
It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man is what he believes.
- 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

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

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

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

Only entropy comes easy.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To advise is not to compel.
- 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

A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore,
but not yet reached 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

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

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

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

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an
unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine
and psychology in the world.
- Paul Dudley White

Flowers always make people better, happier,
and more helpful; they are sunshine,
food and medicine for the soul.
- Luther Burbank

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

Let Food be thy medicine and medicine be Thy food.
- Hippocrates.

The art of medicine was to be properly learned only
from its practice and its exercise.
- Thomas Sydenham

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

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health.
I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.
- Zach Braff

Medicine sometimes snatches away health,
sometimes gives it.
- Ovid

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz

I think eventually they're going to find out that MS
is like 10 different things.
I have a neurological disease something like MS,
and it's MS, so let's take medicine for it.
- Teri Garr

I completed medical school at Loma Linda University
School of Medicine in 1984.
- Samuel Wilson

And there are lots of drug companies that are working on cure or medicine.
- Mort Kondracke

The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal,
part of your being yearns, not for a doctor,
but for a medicine man.
- Shana Alexander

The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank
the Lord that it ain't gout.
- Josh Billings

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand
the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
- Dick Gregory

A merry heart doeth good like medicine.
- King Solomon

Everybody seized upon a bit of the beast.
The Sultan claimed the liver, which,
when dried and powdered,
is worth twice its weight in gold as medicine.
- Isabella Bird

Let me recommend the best medicine in the world:
a long journey,
at a mild season, through a pleasant country,
in easy stages.
- James Madison

Fashion is all about happiness.
It's fun.
It's important.
But it's not medicine.
- Donatella Versace

Always laugh when you can.
It is cheap medicine.
- Lord Byron

I studied at a grammar school and later at the University
of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine.
- Karl von Frisch

So from the housing standpoint, steady as you go,
I think, would be the best medicine.
- Franklin Raines


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