Did you really find the best move?

October 22, 2017

Dr. Emanuel Lasker der deutsche Ex-Schachweltmeister, beabsichtigt im Frühjahr dieses Jahres seine Weltmeisterschaft wieder zurückzuerobern!
Dr. Emanuel Lasker in seinem Berliner Heim.

“Wenn du einen guten Zug siehst, such nach einem besseren.” *
* “When you see a good move, look for a better one.”

Emanuel Lasker, German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher (1868-1941)

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Defeats are more challenging than victories.

October 15, 2017


Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Havana, Cuba, 1962

“No se vive celebrando victorias, sino superando derrotas.” *
* “Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.”

Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Argentine physician and revolutionary (1928-1967)

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Clinging to success

September 17, 2017

ca. 1900, Illiers-Combray, France — French writer Marcel Proust — Image by © Sygma/Corbis

“There is no easy success, nor definitive failures.”

Marcel Proust, French writer (1871-1922)

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Just dare it!

June 18, 2017


Friedrich Nietzsche circa 1875, by F. Hartmann in Basel (public domain)

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“Man vergilt einem Lehrer schlecht, wenn man immer nur der Schüler bleibt. Und warum wollt ihr nicht an meinem Kranze rupfen?”

(Ecce Homo, Vorwort, 1888)

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One repays a teacher poorly if one always remains only a student. And why would you not pluck at my wreath?

(Ecce Homo, Foreword, 1888)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

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