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 sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.”
The life and work of Thomas Hardy (1984 edition)
“Sobriety, severity, and self-respect are the foundations of all true sociality.”
―Henry David Thoreau
His motto according to Littell's Living Age, Volume 120 (T. H. Carter & Company, 1874) by Eliakim Littell and Robert S. Littell, p. 649: "Sobriety, severity, and self-respect, foundation of all true sociality, are his motto."
“Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.”
An Essay on Liberation, Beacon Press, 1971 - ISBN: 9780807096871
“A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.”
Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research (2000 edition), p. 268, Chapter 7
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.