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    Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    You look at any poetic creature: muslin, ether, demigoddess, millions of delights; then you look into the soul and find the most ordinary crocodile!
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    While you’re playing cards with a regular guy or having a bite to eat with him, he seems a peaceable, good-humoured and not entirely dense person. But just begin a conversation with him about something inedible, politics or science, for instance, and he ends up in a deadend or starts in on such an obtuse and base philosophy that you can only wave your hand and leave.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    If you can’t distinguish people from lap-dogs, you shouldn’t undertake philanthropic work.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Just as I shall lie alone in the grave, so, in essence, do I live alone.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)