Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

It doesn't matter that your painting is small. Kopecks are also small, but when a lot are put together they make a ruble. Each painting displayed in a gallery and each good book that makes it into a library, no matter how small they may be, serves a great cause: accretion of the national wealth.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, December 25, 1888, to S.P. Kuvshinnikova. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 3, p. 103, "Nauka" (1976).
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