Top 10 best quotes about Chess

Chess is a very ancient and interesting game designed to show the intellectual advantage of one opponent over another. There are no very complicated confusing rules here, only the minds of the players who try to predict the opponent’s moves by observing someone else’s style of play. Centuries ago, people enjoyed this game just as they will enjoy it thousands of years from now. And this is another argument to learn how to play this extraordinary game.

Here are the top 10 chess quotes:

  • Nobody knows how to play football, but everyone understands everything. Everyone knows how to play chess, but no one understands anything. (unknown)
  • Among a great many other things that chess teaches you is to control the initial excitement you feel when you see something that looks good. It trains you to think before grabbing and to think just as objectively when you’re in trouble. (Stanley Kubrick)
  • All that exists is a chessboard made up of cells of days and nights, on which Fate plays with people as with pieces. (Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Flanders Panel)
  • Life is a game board. Time is your opponent. If you procrastinate, you will lose the game. You must make a move to be victorious. (Napoleon Hill)
  • 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)
  • Life is like a game of chess. I can’t undo moves, but I can make the next step better. (Edwin Tan)
  • People who want to improve should take their defeats as lessons, and endeavor to learn what to avoid in the future. You must always have the courage of your convictions. If you think your move is good, make it. (Jose Raul Capablanca)
  • When you are lonely, when you feel yourself an alien in the world, play Chess. This will raise your spirits and be your counselor in war. (Aristotle)
  • The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Chess is the gymnasium of the Mind. (Blaise Pascal)

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