As In Chess, So In War

If I move this piece, what will be the advantages of my new situation? What use can my adversary make of it to annoy me? …which surveys the whole chessboard, or scene of action, the relations of several pieces and situation, the dangers they are respectively exposed to.

If you have incautiously put yourself into a bad and dangerous position, you cannot obtain your enemy’s leave to withdraw your troops and place them more securely; but you must abide all the consequence of your actions.

-Benjamin Franklin, from The Morals of Chess.

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Posted on August 28, 2013, in No Hope For America, Problems to Ponder, The Life of Man and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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