A man in Monte Carlo goes to the casino, wins a million, returns home, commits suicide.
Your talent sets you apart: if you were a toad or a tarantula, even then, people would respect you, for to talent all things are forgiven.
If [cultured people] have a talent they respect it. They sacrifice to it rest, women, wine, vanity.
Anton Chekhov, born on this day in 1860, on the 8 qualities of cultured people in a letter to his brother
In order to feel comfortable among educated people, to be at home and happy with them, one must be cultured to a certain extent.
Anton Chekhov, born on this day in 1860, on the 8 qualities of cultured people