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Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The desire to serve the common good must without fail be a requisite of the soul, a necessity for personal happiness; if it issues not from there, but from theoretical or other considerations, it is not at all the same thing.
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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