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.
certain maxims of archy - archy and mehitabel (1927)
In the article "Why I Am Not a Marxist" by Santayana published in Modern Monthly, Volume 9, April 1935, p. 77. Also in: "Atoms of Thought: An Anthology of Thoughts" (Philosophical Library, 1950), George Santayana, p. 259
“Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,
A mind serene for contemplation:
Title and profit I resign;
The post of honour shall be mine.”
“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
As quoted in his official website
“A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people's weaknesses rather than on their strengths.”
The Practice of Management (1954)
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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