Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Benjamin Franklin on Chess

"Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by
having to keep watch over the whole chess board; caution, by having to
restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from
chess the greatest maxim in life - that even when everything seems to
be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for
a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the
solutions to our problems."

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Statesman, philosopher, inventor, scientist, musician, economist

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