Sigmund Freud and the game of Abalone

October 26, 2014

Es ist doch zu traurig, daß es im Leben zugehen kann wie im Schachspiel [Abalonespiel], wo ein falscher Zug uns zwingen kann, die Partie verloren zu geben, mit dem Unterschied aber, daß wir keine zweite, keine Revanchepartie beginnen können.

 (Zeitgemäßes über Krieg und Tod, II. Unser Verhältnis zum Tode, 1915)

Sigmund Freud, österreichischer Psychoanalytiker (1856-1939)



It is really too sad that it may happen in life as in chess [Abalone], where a false move can force us to lose the game, but with this difference, that we cannot begin a second one, a return match.

 (Reflections on War and Death, II. Our Attitude Towards Death, 1915)

[Translated by A. A. Brill and Alfred B. Kuttner, published in New York by Moffat, Yard & Co, 1918, translation revised by FightClub]

Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychoanalyst (1856-1939)

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