“There is no fighting in the very knowledge, no fighting between poetry and anatomy [Translator’s Note: Anton Chekhov was a writer and a physician], but in the midst of delusion, i.e. people. When a person doesn’t understand, he feels the disorder. He is looking for the causes of this disorder not in himself, as it is necessary, but outside himself. From here there is a war with what he doesn’t understand.”
Letter of Anton Chekhov to A. S. Suvorin (Sumy, May 15, 1889)
If there is no goodness, the most sensible arguments become illogical.
If there is no goodness, the war is lasting.