Saturday, 24 March 2012

Chess - Quotes

Chess is in its essence a game, in its form an art, and in its execution a science. - Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand Und Der Lasa

Chess is the gymnasium of the mind. - Pascal

Chess is too troublesome a game for some men's brains; it is too full of anxiety, all but as bad as study; besides it is a testy, choleric game, and very offensive to him that loseth the mate. - Robert Burton

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

In the game of chess we see illustrated the game of life and its vicissitudes – success and failure. - Opoix

It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you've made, and there's this panic because you don't know yet the scale of disaster you've left yourself open to. - Kazoo Ishiguro

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 and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or the want of it. By playing at Chess then, we may learn: 1st, Foresight, which looks a little into futurity, and considers the consequences that may attend an action ... 2nd, Circumspection, which surveys the whole Chess-board, or scene of action: - the relation of the several Pieces, and their situations; ... 3rd, Caution, not to make our moves too hastily. - Benjamin Franklin

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