Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Common hypocrites pass themselves off as doves; political and literary hypocrites pose as eagles. But don't be fooled by their eagle-like appearance. These are not eagles, but rats or dogs.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 8, "Nauka" (1980).
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