World Chess Day Quotes and Sayings

World Chess Day is celebrated on July 20 every year to acknowledge chess players across the globe. With World Chess Day round the corner, let’s take a look at some of the famous chess quotes.

“I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” – Marcel Duchamp

“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 is eminently and emphatically the philosopher’s game.” – Paul Morphy

“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 chessboard.” – Simon Williams

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“Chess is the struggle against the error.” – Johannes Zukertort

“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev

“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” – Ralph Charell

“Chess makes men wiser and clear-sighted.” – Vladimir Putin

“Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.” – Blaise Pascal

“Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.” – Albert Einstein

“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” – Bobby Fischer

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