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Quotations From ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV

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  • 91.
    There are plenty of good people, but only a very, very few are precise and disciplined.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, February 15, 1900, to V.A. Posse. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 9, p. 54, "Nauka" (1980).

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  • 92.
    There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Nikitin in The Teacher of Literature, Works, vol. 8, p. 332, "Nauka" (1976). Battling poshlost (roughly "banality") was Chekhov's foremost cause.
  • 93.
    Everything is good in due measure and strong sensations know not measure.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, February 11, 1889, to N.M. Lintvareva. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 3, p. 149, "Nauka" (1976).
  • 94.
    Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Misfortune, Works, vol. 5, p. 253, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 95.
    Hypocrisy is a revolting, psychopathic state.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, August 29, 1888, to the writer I.L. Leontev. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 2, p. 322, "Nauka" (1976).
  • 96.
    A good person will feel guilty even before a dog.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook IV, vol. 17, p. 152, "Nauka" (1980).

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  • 97.
    I myself smoke, but my wife asked me to speak today on the harmfulness of tobacco, so what can I do? If it's tobacco, then let it be tobacco.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. On the Harmfulness of Tobacco, Works, vol. 13, p., "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 98.
    It's immoral to steal, but you can take things.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Out Beggary, Works, vol. 16, p. 240, "Nauka" (1976).
  • 99.
    There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; anything that is national is not scientific.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 37, "Nauka" (1980).
  • 100.
    Watching a woman make Russian pancakes, you might think that she was calling on the spirits or extracting from the batter the philosopher's stone.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Russian Pancakes, Works, vol. 4, p. 361, "Nauka" (1976).

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