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    Can words such as Orthodox, Jew, or Catholic really express some sort of exclusive personal virtues or merits?
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    A woman can only become a man’s friend in three stages: first, she’s an agreeable acquaintance, then a mistress, and only after that a friend.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Watching a woman make Russian pancakes, you might think that she was calling on the spirits or extracting from the batter the philosopher’s stone.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    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)

    The bourgeoisie loves so-called “positive” types and novels with happy endings since they lull one into thinking that it is fine to simultaneously acquire capital and maintain one’s innocence, to be a beast and still be happy.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)