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.
Wise Words and Quaint Counsels of Thomas Fuller, compiled by Augustus Jessopp, Clarendon Press, 1892, p. 94
“Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Philosophical Investigations (1953 edition)
“She dwells with Beauty—Beauty that must die; And Joy, whose hand is ever at his lips Bidding adieu.”
Ode on Melancholy l. 21 (1820)
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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