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Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Our pride and self-importance are European, while our development and actions are Asiatic.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 87, "Nauka" (1980).
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