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Quotations From ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV

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  • 41.
    By nature servile, people attempt at first glance to find signs of good breeding in the appearance of those who occupy more exalted stations.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in An Futile Occurrence, Works, vol. 5, p. 302, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 42.
    How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 93, "Nauka" (1980).

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  • 43.
    At the door of every happy person there should be a man with a hammer whose knock would serve as a constant reminder of the existence of unfortunate people.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Ivan Ivanych in Gooseberries, Works, vol. 10, 62, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 44.
    When you live on cash, you understand the limits of the world around which you navigate each day. Credit leads into a desert with invisible boundaries.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, August 18, 1893, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 226, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 45.
    Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Likharev in On the Road, Works, vol. 5, p. 468, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 46.
    The cherry orchard is now mine!... I bought the estate on which my grandfather and father were slaves, where they were not even permitted in the kitchen.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard, act 3, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 47.
    The wealthy man is not he who has money, but he who has the means to live in the luxurious state of early spring.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, April 29, 1892, to L.A. Avilova. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 58, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 48.
    I'm in mourning for my life.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian dramatist, author. Masha, in The Seagull, act 1 (1896), trans. by Elisaveta Fen (1954). Masha's first words in the play, in answer to the question, "Why do you always wear black?"

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  • 49.
    A person loves to talk about his illnesses although that is the least interesting part of his life.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 48, "Nauka" (1980).

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  • 50.
    It is depressing to hear the unfortunate or dying man jest.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in On the Road, Works, vol. 5, p. 477, "Nauka" (1976).

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