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Quotations From ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV

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  • 21.
    Everything should be first-rate in a person, his face, clothes, soul and thoughts.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Astrov in Uncle Vanya, act 2.
  • 22.
    Moscow is a city that has much suffering ahead of it.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Yartsev in Three Years, Works, vol. 9, p. 70, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 23.
    Love is a scandal of the personal sort.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. The Piano Player, Works, vol. 4, p. 206, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 24.
    One can only call that youth healthful which refuses to be reconciled old ways and which, foolishly or shrewdly, combats the old. This is nature's charge and all progress hinges upon it.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 29, 1890, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 49, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 25.
    The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. The professor in A Boring Story, Works, vol. 7, p. 276, "Nauka" (1976).
  • 26.
    Nothing lulls and inebriates like money; when you have a lot, the world seems a better place than it actually is.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, vol. 17, p. 211, "Nauka" (1980).

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  • 27.
    The world is a fine place. The only thing wrong with it is us. How little justice and humility there is in us, how poorly we understand patriotism!
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, December 9, 1890, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 140, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 28.
    Solomon made a big mistake when he asked for wisdom.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 8, "Nauka" (1980).
  • 29.
    I divide all literary works into two categories: Those I like and those I don't like. No other criterion exists for me.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 22, 1890, to the writer I.L. Leontiev. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 45, "Nauka" (1976).
  • 30.
    What a delight it is to respect people!
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 41, "Nauka" (1980).

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