Who is Anton Pavlovich Chekhov?

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    Not one of our mortal gauges is suitable for evaluating non-existence, for making judgments about that which is not a person.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Despicable means used to achieve laudable goals renders the goals themselves despicable.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    For the salvation of his soul the Muslim digs a well. It would be a fine thing if each of us were to leave behind a school, or a well, or something of the sort, so that life would not pass by and retreat into eternity without a trace.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    The Volga flows into the Caspian Sea.... Horses eat oats and hay....
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    You are right to demand that an artist engage his work consciously, but you confuse two different things: solving the problem and correctly posing the question.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)