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    Love is a great thing. It is not by chance that in all times and practically among all cultured peoples love in the general sense and the love of a man for his wife are both called love. If love is often cruel or destructive, the reasons lie not in love itself, but in the inequality between people.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Narrative prose is a legal wife, while drama is a posturing, boisterous, cheeky and wearisome mistress.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Nothing better forges a bond of love, friendship or respect than common hatred toward something.
    —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)

    Nature’s law says that the strong must prevent the weak from living, but only in a newspaper article or textbook can this be packaged into a comprehensible thought. In the soup of everyday life, in the mixture of minutia from which human relations are woven, it is not a law. It is a logical incongruity when both strong and weak fall victim to their mutual relations, unconsciously subservient to some unknown guiding power that stands outside of life, irrelevant to man.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)