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Type: Dramatist
Nationality: Russian
Date of Birth: 01/29/1860




 

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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.
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The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
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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.
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Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
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Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.
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We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
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Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
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It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
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If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
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The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
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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.
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I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
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A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
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If you cry "Forward" you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?
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Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
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To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.
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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.
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You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
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When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.
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Any idiot can face a crisis, it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.
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Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
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To advise is not to compel.
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A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other.
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Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
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When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, 'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'
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