Do you understand yourself?

“. . . 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. And if you do not understand yourself, it is not their fault.”
Letter of Anton Chekhov to his brother Nikolay (Moscow, Mart 1886)

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