Letter from Anton Chekhov To His Brother Nikolay – conditions cultured people must satisfy

Letter from Anton Chekhov To His Brother Nikolay Translated by Constance Garnett: MOSCOW, 1886. … You have often complained to me that people “don’t understand you”! Goethe and Newton did not complain of that…. Only Christ complained of it, but He was speaking of His doctrine and not of Himself…. People understand you perfectly well. … Continue reading Letter from Anton Chekhov To His Brother Nikolay – conditions cultured people must satisfy

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Both the landscape and its beholder – Simone de Beauvoir

Formerly, I had been quite satisfied with myself, but I had taken very little trouble to increase my self-knowledge; from now on, I would stand outside myself, watch over and observe myself; in my diary I had long conversations with myself. I was entering a world whose newness stunned me. I learned to distinguish between … Continue reading Both the landscape and its beholder – Simone de Beauvoir