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 you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
As quoted in his official website
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed.”
The Witching Hour (1990)
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.