Who is Anton Pavlovich Chekhov?

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    Capital punishment kills immediately, whereas lifetime imprisonment does so slowly. Which executioner is more humane? The one who kills you in a few minutes, or the one who wrests your life from you in the course of many years?
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    The problem is that we attempt to solve the simplest questions cleverly, thereby rendering them unusually complex. One should seek the simple solution.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Better to die at the hands of fools than to accept praise from them.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Happiness does not await us all. One needn’t be a prophet to say that there will be more grief and pain than serenity and money. That is why we must hang on to one another.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    “If I hit him, he’ll hit me too,” Anton Petrovich thought in a flash. He pulled off the glove with a final yank and threw it awkwardly at Berg. The glove slapped against the wall and dropped into the washstand pitcher.
    “Good shot,” said Berg.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    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)