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    All great sages are as despotic as generals, and as ungracious and indelicate as generals, because they are confident of their impunity.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    A good person will feel guilty even before a dog.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Writers are as jealous as pigeons.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Dear and most respected bookcase! I welcome your existence, which has for over one hundred years been devoted to the radiant ideals of goodness and justice.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Sports are positively essential. It is healthy to engage in sports, they are beautiful and liberal, liberal in the sense that nothing serves quite as well to integrate social classes, etc., than street or public games.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)