Jan Hein Donner playing in Beverwijk, Netherlands, January 12, 1960
“I love all positions.
Give me a difficult positional game, I will play it.
Give me a bad position, I will defend it.
Openings, endgames, complicated positions, dull draws,
I love them and I will do my very best.
But totally won positions, I cannot stand them.”
(Hein Donner in the Clubblad Doodzonde Denken, 1950)
Johannes Hendrikus ‘Jan Hein’ Donner, Dutch chess grandmaster (1927-1988)
Voltairine de Cleyre in Philadelphia, 1901 (age 35)
(picture from Wikimedia Commons)
“[…] for whatever was without, within my own Will was supreme. It has moved steadily in one direction, the knowledge and the assertion of its own liberty, with the responsibility falling thereon. This, I am sure, is the ultimate reason for my acceptance of Anarchism.”
(The Making of an Anarchist)
Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarcha-feminist (1866-1912)