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.
“Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.”
―Miguel de Unamuno
"Our Lord Don Quixote: The Life of Don Quixote and Sancho, with Related Essays", Miguel Unamuno, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1967, p. 22
“It is simply in the nature of Armenian to study, to learn, to question, to speculate, to discover, to invent, to revise, to restore, to preserve, to make, and to give.”
First Visit to Armenia (1935)
“What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dog tails, And such are little boys made of.”
What All the World Is Made Of (ca. 1820)
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.