Quotes by Anton Chekhov

  • A woman can become a man’s friend only in the following stages; first an acquaintance, next a mistress and only then a friend.


    Women

  • When a woman isn’t beautiful, people always say, ’ You have lovely eyes. You have lovely hair’.


    Women

  • People must not be humiliated; that is the main thing.


    Rule

  • If you’re afraid of loneliness, don’t marry.


    Marriage

  • Any idiot can cope with a crisis, it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.


    Normality

  • You ask me what life is! That’s like asking what a carrot is. A carrot is a carrot and there’s nothing more to know.


    Life

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


    Living

  • If a lot of names are suggested for a disease it means the disease is memorable.


    Disease

  • There ought to be a man with a hammer behind the door of every happy man, to remind him by his constant knocks, that there are unhappy people


    Conscience