Chess Quotes and Sayings

Chess makes man wiser and clear-sighted.
Vladimir Putin

Chess makes man wiser and clear-sighted.
Vladimir Putin

Life’s too short for chess.
– Henry James Byron

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time.
George Bernard Shaw

Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.
– Bobby Fischer

Chess is ruthless: you’ve got to be prepared to kill people.
– Nigel Short

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
Isaac Asimov

Many have become chess masters; no one has become the master of chess.
– Siegbert Tarrasch

Even the laziest king flees wildly in the face of a double check.
– Aron Nimzowitsch

When you see a good move, look for a better one.
– Emanuel Lasker

Those who think that it is easy to play chess are mistaken. During a game a player lives on his nerves, and at the same time he must be perfectly composed.
– Victor Kortchnoi

Attackers may sometimes regret bad moves, but it is much worse to forever regret an opportunity you allowed to pass you by.

When your house is on fire, you can’t be bothered with the neighbors. Or, as we say in chess, if your King is under attack, don’t worry about losing a pawn on the queen side.

Chess strength in general and chess strength in a specific match are by no means one and the same thing.

The beauty of a move lies not in its appearance but in the thought behind it.
– Aaron Nimzowitsch

Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.
– Blaise Pascal

No price is too great for the scalp of the enemy King.
– Koblentz

The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
– Tartakover

The pawns are the soul of chess.
– Philidor

All that matters on the chessboard is good moves.
– Bobby Fischer

Play the opening like a book, the middle game like a magician, and the endgame like a machine.
– Spielmann

When the chess game is over, the pawn and the king go back to the same box
– Etienne Goldstein

A chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when you hope you have the advantage, the second when you believe you have an advantage, and the third… when you know you’re going to lose!
– Tartakower

Every chess master was once a beginner.
– Chernev

You cannot play at chess if you are kind-hearted.
– French Proverb

Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.
– Tarrasch

Chess is as much a mystery as women
– Purdy

Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe
– Indian proverb

Chess is really 99 percent calculation
– Soltis

Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game.
– Wilhelm Steinitz

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