On this day, January 29 in the year 1860, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the Russian port city of Taganrog. He became a famous short story writer, playwright, and medical practitioner. He was once said, “Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress.” He died in 1904 at the young age of 44.
Here are some of his words of wisdom to motivate us.
There will be times when the trees will be bare and we look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
We learn about life not from pluses alone, but from minuses as well.
To advise is not to compel.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Man is what he believes.
Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.
If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
Don’t tell me the moon is shining. Show me the glint of light on broken glass.
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