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 problem of responsibility would have a meaning only if we had been consulted before our birth and had consented to be precisely who we are.”
The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
“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
“A rise in wages, from an alteration in the value of money, produces a general effect on price, and for that reason it produces no real effect whatever on profits.”
On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation, David Ricardo, John Murray, 1821, p. 48
“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
“It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.”
As quoted in The Book of Poisonous Quotes (1993) edited by Colin Jarman, p. 232.
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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