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.
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
The Dhammapada, 1. The Twin Verses, verse 2
“Alcohol is like love, he said. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.”
The Long Goodbye (1954)
“A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.”
―Henry Ward Beecher
Sunshine in the soul (1875 edition)
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.