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    At the door of every happy person there should be a man with a hammer whose knock would serve as a constant reminder of the existence of unfortunate people.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    There are in life such confluences of circumstances that render the reproach that we are not Voltaires most inopportune.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    It’s not a matter of old or new forms; a person writes without thinking about any forms, he writes because it flows freely from his soul.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Life is difficult for those who have the daring to first set out on an unknown road. The avant-garde always has a bad time of it.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    I don’t know why one can’t chase two rabbits at the same time, even in the literal sense of those words. If you have the hounds, go ahead and pursue.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)