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    In Western Europe people perish from the congestion and stifling closeness, but with us it is from the spaciousness.... The expanses are so great that the little man hasn’t the resources to orient himself.... This is what I think about Russian suicides.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Humankind has understood history as a series of battles because, to this day, it regards conflict as the central facet of life.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won’t notice it when someone else does.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Despicable means used to achieve laudable goals renders the goals themselves despicable.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    It seems to me that all of the evil in life comes from idleness, boredom, and psychic emptiness, but all of that is inevitable when you become accustomed to living at others’ expense.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)