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Books Bücher 31 - 34 von 34 in ... ready on all occasions. For life is a kind of chess, in which we have often points...
" ... ready on all occasions. For life is a kind of chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors, or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree the effects of prudence,... "
An introduction to the history and study of chess; to which is added, The ... - Seite 86
von Thomas Pruen (of Cheltenham.), François André Danican - 1804
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2003 - 608 Seiten
...in 1732 for his Philadelphia Junto. "The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement," he began. "Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful...human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it. For life is a kind of chess, in which we have often points to gain and competitors or adversaries to...
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Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

Bruce Pandolfini - 2008 - 400 Seiten
...Student (reading): "The game of chess is not merely idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it." Cool. Did Franklin really write this? Teacher: He certainly did. In any case,...
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John Jay: Founding Father

Walter Stahr - 2005 - 482 Seiten
...essay on chess, in which he argued that the game was not merely "an idle amusement" but a way to learn "valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life." In one famous story about Franklin, he played a long chess game in the bathroom of his friend Madame...
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Underwriting: The Poetics of Insurance in America, 1722-1872

Eric Wertheimer - 2006 - 187 Seiten
...his otherwise realistic battle with misfortune and the bad turns of strategic design. He writes that the game of chess is not merely an idle amusement;...useful in the course of human life, 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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