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.
“All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself.”
"Conversations with Rita Dove", edited by Earl G. Ingersoll, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2003, p. 137, "Brushed by an Angel's Wings, Grace Cavalieri, 1995" - ISBN: 9781578065509
“Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady.”
―Thomas Henry Huxley
Critiques and Addresses (1873), p. 8, "Administrative Nihilism"
The Letters of William Morris to His Family and Friends, Longmans, Green and Company, 1950, p. 177
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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