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 cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.”
―Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
In German: "Ich kann freilich nicht sagen, ob es besser werden wird wenn es anders wird; aber so viel kann ich sagen, es muß anders werden, wenn es gut werden soll." - Politische Bemerkungen
LBC Radio interview, 2nd April 1984. As quoted in "Picking on men: the first honest collection of quotations about men" by Judy Allen, Arrow, 1985, p. 95 - ISBN: 9780099373803
“The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
Poems by William Wordsworth: Including Lyrical Ballads, and the Miscellaneous Pieces of the Author, Volume 2 (1815), p. 74-75, "XXXIII, Lines, July 13, 1798"
I Want to Live in a City Where... (2006)
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.
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