55 Motivational Chess Quotes For Success With Images

Chess is believed to be derived from the Indian game chaturanga sometime before the 7th century. I hope these inspirational chess quotes will guide you towards your game.

Best Chess Quotes

  1. “I’ve come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” – Marcel Duchamp
  2. “I’m convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player’s personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing.” – Vladimir Kramnik
  3. “Unlike other games in which lucre is the end and aim, [chess] recommends itself to the wise by the fact that its mimic battles are fought for no prize but honor. It’s eminently and emphatically the philosopher’s game.”– Paul Morphy
  4. “Chess, it’s the struggle against the error.” – Johannes Zukertort
  5. “The game of chess is not just 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… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often pointed to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” – Benjamin Franklin, Chess quotes life
  6. “Every chess master was once a beginner.”– Irving Chernev
  7. “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
  8. “The pen is mightier than the sword.” – Fred Reinfeld
  9. “Chess is a fairy tale of 1,001 blunders.”– SaviellyTartakower
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  11. “The pawns are the soul of chess.” – Francois Andre
  12. “If you see a good move, look for a better one.”– Emanuel Lasker

  13. “The winner of the game is the player who makes the next to last mistake.” –SaviellyTartakower
  14. “The hardest game to win is a won game.” – Emanuel Lasker
  15. “Many has become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess.” – SiegbertTarrasch
  16. “Those who think that it’s 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
  17. “Boxing is like a chess. You encourage your opponent to make mistakes so you can capitalize on it. People think you get in the ring and see the red mist, but it is not about aggression. Avoiding knockout is tactical.” – Nicola Adams
  18. “Drawing is rather like playing chess. Your mind races ahead of time that you eventually make.” – David Hockney
  19. “In life, as in chess, one’s own pawns block one’s way. A man’s very wealth, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him. – Charles Buxton
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  21. “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.”– Bobby Fischer
  22. “Chess does not drive people mad, it keeps mad people sane.” – Bill Hartston

  23. “I prefer to lose a really good game than to win a bad one.” – David Levy
  24. “Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles.” – Garry Kasparov
  25. The most powerful weapon in chess is to have the next move.” – David Bronstein
  26. “Chess is the art of analysis.” – Mikhail Botvinnik
  27. “You can only get good at chess if you love the game.”– Bobby Fischer
  28. “Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe.”– Indian Proverb
  29. “The essence of chess is thinking about what CHESS is.” – David Bronstein
  30. “Chess isn’t for the timid.” – Irving Chernev
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  32. “Age brings wisdom to some men, and to others chess.”– Evan Esar
  33. “Chess is life and every game is like a new life. “– Eduard Gufeld

  34. “Chess is as much a mystery as women.” – Purdy
  35. “Life is like a game of chess. To win you need 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” – Alan Rufus
  36. “Chess is a terrific way for kids to build self-image and self-esteem.”-SaudinRobovic
  37. “In life, unlike chess the game continues after checkmate.”- Isaac Asimov
  38. “Chess isn’t always about winning. Sometimes, it is simply about learning and so is life.” – Anonymous
  39. “When your house is on fire, you cannot be bothered with the neighbors. Or, as we say in chess, if your King is under attack, do not worry about losing a pawn on the queenside.” – Garry Kasparov
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  41. “Learn to play many roles, to be whatever the moment requires. Adapt your mask to the situation.” – Robert Greene
  42. “Tactics is knowing what to do when there’s something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there’s nothing what to do.” – Savielly Tartakower
  43. “If you wish to succeed, you must brave the risk of failure.”– Garry Kasparov

  44. “The highest part of the chess player lies in not allowing your opponent to show you what he can do.” – Garry Kasparov
  45. “There are more adventures on a chessboard than on all the seas of the world.” – Pierre Mac Orlan
  46. “As proved by evidence, it (chess) is more lasting in its being and presence than all books and achievements; the only game that belongs to all people and all ages; of which none knows the divinity that bestowed it on the world, to slay boredom, to sharpen the senses, to exhilarate the spirit.” – Stefan Zweig
  47. “Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory.” – Max Euwe
  48. “There are no heroes in chess.” – Cory Evans
  49. “Life is like a chess. If you lose your queen, you will probably lose the game.” – Being Caballero
  50. “Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous & varied ways.” – Vladimir Kramnik
  51. “Chess is played with the mind and not with the hands.” – Renaud & Kahn
  52. “Sometimes it’s better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.” – Tony Blair
  53. “No one has ever won a game of chess by taking only forward moves. Sometimes you have to move backwards in order to be able to take better steps forward. That is life.”– Anonymous
  54. “Life is like a chess game. If you play the right move, at the right time you’ll win the game.” – Sruti
  55. “When you’re lonely, when you feel yourself an alien in the world, play Chess. This will raise your spirits and be your counselor in war” – Aristotle

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