Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

It has become customary to say that a man needs only six feet of land. But a corpse needs six feet, not a person.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Ivan Ivanych in Gooseberries, Works, vol. 10, p. 58, "Nauka" (1976).

See Tolstoy's "How much land does a man need?"
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