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Quotations From ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV

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  • 141.
    We go to great pains to alter life for the happiness of our descendants and our descendants will say as usual: things used to be so much better, life today is worse than it used to be.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 102, "Nauka" (1980).

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  • 142.
    We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, December 23, 1888, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 3, p. 99, "Nauka" (1976).

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