"Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Anton Chekhov on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Anton Chekhov on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Anton Chekhov on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Anton Chekhov on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Anton Chekhov on Mahatma Gandhi
"We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well."
"There is nothing new in art except talent."
"The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on science and art are as well."
"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."
"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."