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The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions, for life is a kind of chess.
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Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit; to become delightful, happiness must be tainted with poison.
January 17, 1706
April 17, 1790
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