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.
“The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty but to have a slave of his own.”
―Richard Francis Burton
The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night (1885) When it was the Three Hundred and Sixtieth Night, footnote
“The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.”
―Arthur C. Clarke
Credo (1991); also in Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! : Collected Essays, 1934-1998 (1999), p. 360
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
Essays in Aesthetics by Jean-Paul Sartre (Open Road Media, 2012) - ISBN: 9781453228562
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.