Chess Quotes

  • Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev
  • Chess is the art of analysis.” – Mikhail Botvinnik
  • Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.” – Albert Einstein
  • When you’re lonely, when you feel yourself an alien in the world, play Chess. This will raise your spirits and be your counselor in war.” – Aristotle
  • There is no remorse like the remorse of chess.” – H. G. Wells
  • The only thing chess players have in common is chess.” – Lodewijk Prins
  • When you see a good move, look for a better one.” – Emanuel Lasker
  • All I want to do, ever, is just play Chess.” – Bobby Fischer
  • Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders.” – Savielly Tartakower
  • Chess is no whit inferior to the violin, and we have a large number of professional violinists.” – Mikhail Botvinnik
  • Chess isn’t always competitive. Chess can also be beautiful.” – Walter Tevis
  • An hour’s history of two minds is well told in a game of chess.” – José Raúl Capablanca
  • In life, as in chess, forethought wins.” – Charles Buxton
  • The essence of Chess is thinking about what Chess is.” – David Bronstein
  • Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.” – Blaise Pascal
  • Chess is above all, a fight!” – Emanuel Lasker
  • Chess is everything: art, science and sport.” – Anatoly Karpov
  • Via the squares on the chessboard, the Indians explain the movement of time and the age, the higher influences which control the world and the ties which link Chess with the human soul.” – Al-Mas’udi
  • Love that has a game of chess in it can checkmate any man and solve the problem of life.” – Charles Dickens
  • For surely of all the drugs in the world, Chess must be the most permanently pleasurable.” – Heinrich Fraenke
  • Chess is 99 percent tactics.” – Richard Teichmann
  • There just isn’t enough televised Chess.” – David Letterman
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