Chess Quotes | Sayings for Chess Enthusiasts

Life is like a chess game. Every decision, just like every move, has consequences. Therefore, decide wisely!

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Life is like a game of chess, changing with each move.

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

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Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.
– Blaise Pascal

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

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

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One bad move nullifies Forty good ones.
– Israel Albert Horowitz

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Chess is as much a mystery as women
– Purdy

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

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Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not chess.
– William Napier

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

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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

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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.

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The King is a fighting Piece. Use it!
– Wilhelm Steinitz

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

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

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Strategy requires Thought; Tactics require Observation.
– Champion Max Euwe

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Chess is the Art of Analysis.
– Champion Mikhail Botvinnik

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

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

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