"Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Anton Chekhov on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Anton Chekhov on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Anton Chekhov on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Anton Chekhov on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Anton Chekhov on Abraham Lincoln
"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."