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    The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    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)

    Whoever sincerely believes that elevated and distant goals are as little use to man as a cow, that “all of our problems” come from such goals, is left to eat, drink, sleep, or, when he gets sick of that, to run up to a chest and smash his forehead on its corner.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    When we retreat to the country, we are hiding not from people, but from our pride, which, in the city and among people, operates unfairly and immoderately.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)