Paul Morphy Quote
“I am more strongly confirmed than ever in the belief that the time devoted to chess is literally frittered away.”
Letter to Daniel Fiske, February 4, 1863.
from Paul Morphy's speech at the New York Chess Club Testimonial held in his honor, May 25, 1859.
“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.”
―Harry S. Truman
The Wit & Wisdom of Harry Truman: A Treasury of Quotations, Anecdotes, and Observations (Gramercy Books, 1995), p. 24. Also in: Celebrity Register: An Irreverent Compendium of American Quotable Notables (Harper & Row, 1963), p. 621
“O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.”
―William Butler Yeats
Brown Penny. - The Green Helmet and Other Poems (1910)
On the Origin of Beauty: A Platonic Dialogue
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPaul Morphy
Born: June 22, 1837
Bio: Paul Charles Morphy was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. He was a chess prodigy. He was called The Pride and Sorrow of Chess because he had a brief and brilliant chess career, but then retired from the game while still young.