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  The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  If you cry 'Forward', you must make plain in what direction to go.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  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.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  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.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.  
 -  Anton Chekhov