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The world perishes not from bandits and fires,
by Anton Chekhov

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

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

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
when I get tired of one,
I spend the night with the other.
- 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

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

There is nothing new in art except talent.
- 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

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

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

No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand...
Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man is what he believes.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

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

To advise is not to compel.
- 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

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller


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