Born: January 17, 1860
Birthplace: Taganrog, Russian Empire
Died: July 15, 1904
Occupation: Physician, Playwright, and Short-Story Writer
Profile: Regarded as one of the world's greatest short-story writers.
Number of Quotes: 10
A woman can become a man's friend only in the following stages - first an acquaintance, next a mistress, and only then a friend.
Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
I am dying. I haven't drunk champagne for a long time.
If a lot of cures are suggested for a disease, it means that the disease is incurable.
Love, friendship, respect do not unite people so much as common hatred for something.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
When a person is born, he can embark on only one of three roads of life: if you go right, the wolves will eat you; if you go left, you'll eat the wolves; if you go straight, you'll eat yourself.
When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say,You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.
You only have to start a job of work to realize how few decent, honest folk there are about.