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    We go to great pains to alter life for the happiness of our descendants and our descendants will say as usual: things used to be so much better, life today is worse than it used to be.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    After us they’ll fly in hot air balloons, coat styles will change, perhaps they’ll discover a sixth sense and cultivate it, but life will remain the same, a hard life full of secrets, but happy. And a thousand years from now man will still be sighing, “Oh! Life is so hard!” and will still, like now, be afraid of death and not want to die.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    You ask “What is life?” That is the same as asking “What is a carrot?” A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    I’ve noticed that people who get married cease to be curious.
    —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)