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I am more strongly confirmed than ever in the belief that the time devoted to chess is literally frittered away.  - Paul Morphy
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Paul Morphy
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from Paul Morphy's speech at the New York Chess Club Testimonial held in his honor, May 25, 1859.
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Letter to William Fortescue, Sept. 23 1725. Variant: "Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude."
Anatole France
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In French: "Une bêtise répétée par trente-six millions de bouches ne cesse pas d'être une bêtise." - Literal translation: "A nonsense repeated by thirty-six million mouths still a nonsense" - From: "Histoire contemporaine, Volume 4: Monsieur Bergeret a Paris" (1901), p. 168. This quote is similar to izquotes.com/quote/251378
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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.

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