Tuesday, November 11, 2014
All great sages are as despotic as generals, and as ungracious and indelicate as generals, because they are confident of their impunity.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, September 8, 1891, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 270, "Nauka" (1976).