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68 Chess Quotes For Future Masters

In life, as in chess, forethought wins. A chess game is like a highly simplified version of our everyday life spread on a checkered board with 64 squares that resonates a battle field in action. Every one of your decisions will have consequences for the future.

Author Allan Rufus said “Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called life.”

When you see a good move, look for a better one. Emanuel Lasker
Nothing excites jaded Grandmasters more than a theoretical novelty. Dominic Lawson
The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the Universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature and the player on the other side is hidden from us. Thomas Huxley
Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation. Max Euwe
It’s always better to sacrifice your opponent’s men.Savielly Tartakower
Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles. Garry Kasparov
Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events. Benjamin Franklin
Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack. Wilhelm Steinitz
Life is like a game of Chess, changing with each move. Chinese proverb
Chess is beautiful enough to waste your life for. Hans Ree
The Pawns are the soul of the game. Francois Andre Danican Philidor
Chess is played with the mind and not with the hands! Renaud and Kahn
You have to have the fighting spirit. You have to force moves and take chances. Bobby Fischer
Openings teach you openings. Endgames teach you chess! Stephan Gerzadowicz
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
Excellence at Chess is one mark of a scheming mind. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
That’s what Chess is all about. One day you give your opponent a lesson, the next day he gives you one. Bobby Fischer
When in doubt... play Chess! Tevis
Life is a chess match. Every decision that you make has a consequence to it. P.K. Subban
The pin is mightier than the sword. Fred Reinfeld
Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people. Nigel Short
A woman can beat any man; it's difficult to imagine another kind of sport where a woman can beat a man. That's why I like chess. Alexandra Kosteniuk
The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time. Marilyn vos Savant
I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists. Marcel Duchamp
One bad move nullifies forty good ones. Bernhard Horwitz
Chess is the gymnasium of the mind. Blaise Pascal
The beauty of chess is it can be whatever you want it to be. It transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender, and socioeconomic background. Whatever your circumstances, anyone can enjoy a good fight to the death over the chess board. Simon Williams
Every chess master was once a beginner. – Irving Chernev
Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind. Bobby Fischer
In chess, as a purely intellectual game, where randomness is excluded, - for someone to play against himself is absurd ... It is as paradoxical, as attempting to jump over his own shadow. Stefan Zweig
Chess is the struggle against the error. Johannes Zukertort
Chess is rarely a game of ideal moves. Almost always, a player faces a series of difficult consequences whichever move he makes. David Shenk
Chess makes men wiser and clear-sighted. Vladimir Putin
[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
Checkers is for tramps. Paul Charles Morphy
There is no remorse like the remorse of chess. H. G. Wells
The passed pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient. Aron Nimzowitsch
Nobody ever won a chess game by resigning. Savielly Tartakower
It’s always better to sacrifice your opponent’s men. Savielly Tartakower
It's an entire world of just 64 squares. I feel safe in it. I can control it; I can dominate it. And it's predictable. So, if I get hurt, I only have myself to blame. Walter Tevis
In life, as in chess, forethought wins. Charles Buxton
Chess isn't always competitive. Chess can also be beautiful. Walter Tevis
If God wanted humans to play chess, he would have made us black or white. Zenna Henderson
A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it. William Hazlitt
We are men who find chess fascinating. Did you expect our lives to be secretly interesting? Noah Boyd
The move is there, but you must see it. Savielly Tartakower
Like poetry, chess is also kinda poetic. Joshua the poetic penguin
Chess does not only teach us to analyse the present situation, but it also enables us to think about the possibilities and consequences. This is the art of forward-thinking. Shivanshu K. Srivastava
Chess, like love, is infectious at any age. - Salo Flohr
Chess problems are the hymn-tunes of mathematics. G H Hardy
Remember that in chess, it's only the square you land on that matters. Bill Robertie
I always plan for longterm, life to me is a never ending chess match. James D. Wilson
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box. In life and death we are equal. Lisa Renee Jones
They say that chess was born in bloodshed. Paolo Maurensig
Chess is a miniature version of life. To be successful, you need to be disciplined, assess resources, consider responsible choices and adjust when circumstances change. Susan Polgar
In life, as in chess, it is always better to analyze one's motives and intentions. Vladimir Nabokov
Chess holds its master in its own hand, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer. – Einstein
One night stands are like chess, only the loser desires a rematch. Robert Black
Sometimes, as in a game of chess, we must strategically regress so that we might progress toward our ultimate objective. Crystal Woods
Chess is a game with simple rules and pieces, a small sixty-four-space board, but there are more possible chess games than there are atoms in the universe. Austin Grossman
The most powerful weapon in chess is to have the next move. David Bronstein
The art of chess is in knowing which is the most valuable piece in play, then having the courage to sacrifice it for the win. Thomm Quackenbush
Chess competitions have a women’s and men’s division. The ego is a very powerful thing. Vladimir Nabokov
The hardest game to win is a won game. Emanuel Lasker
Many has become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess. SiegbertTarrasch
Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind. Bobby Fischer
Chess is the art of analysis. Mikhail Botvinnik
The essence of chess is thinking about what CHESS is. David Bronstein
Chess is as much a mystery as women. Purdy
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