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Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
If I were asked to chose between execution and life in prison I would, of course, chose the latter. It's better to live somehow than not at all.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. The lawyer in The Bet, Works, vol. 7, p. 229, "Nauka" (1976).
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