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 measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.”
―Thomas B. Macaulay
Earliest attribution found: The Western Honey Bee, Volumes 14-15, State Bee-keepers' Association., 1926, p. 31
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
―Norman Vincent Peale
The Power of Positive Thinking (1952)
Section 2, member 3. - The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
Terminiello v. City of Chicago, 337 U.S. 1 (1949) (dissenting)
“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody Knows (co-written with Sharon Robinson) - YouTube video - I'm Your Man (1988)
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.