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.
“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.”
―William Butler Yeats
As quoted in: "The New York Times Biographical Service, Volume 26" (1995), p. 1417
The Aeneid, I. 207. As quoted in "The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign Languages", compiled by Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1896, p. 730
Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings (Carleton, 1871), p. 28, Chapter VIII
“The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people.”
As quoted in: Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution, edited by Peter McLaren, Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - ISBN: 9780847695331
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.