Anton Chekhov Quotes: The Leaves Did Not Stir On The Trees

The Leaves Did Not Stir On The Trees, Cicadas Twanged, And The Monotonous Muffled Sound Of The Sea That Rose From Below Spoke Of The Peace, The Eternal Sleep Awaiting Us. So It Rumbled Below When There Was No Yalta, No Oreanda Here; So It Rumbles Now, And It Will Rumble As Indifferently And As Hollowly When We Are No More. And In This Constancy, In This Complete Indifference To The Life And Death Of Each Of Us, There Lies, Perhaps A Pledge Of Our Eternal Salvation, Of The Unceasing Advance Of Life Upon Earth, Of Unceasing Movement Towards Perfection. Sitting Beside A Young Woman Who In The Dawn Seemed So Lovely, Gurov, Soothed And Spellbound By These Magical Surroundings - The Sea, The Mountains, The Clouds, The Wide Sky - Thought How Everything Is Really Beautiful In This World When One Reflects: Everything Except What We Think Or Do Ourselves When We Forget The Higher Aims Of Life And Our Own Human Dignity.
— Anton Chekhov —

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