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.
“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.”
―W. C. Fields
Drat! Being the encapsulated view of life (1968 edition)
“Life is one big road with lots of signs.
So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind.
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.
Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.
Wake Up and Live!”
Wake Up and Live! on Survival (1979) - Song Lyrics
“Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.”
Variant translation: "Nature is an eolian harp - she is a musical instrument whose tones in turn are the keys of higher strings in us" - Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia [Das Allgemeine Brouillion] (1799), No. 966
“Of all hatreds that the world produces, a wife's hatred for her husband, when she does hate him, is the strongest.”
Phineas Redux (1874)
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.