Chess is intellectual gymnastics.
The refutation of a sacrifice frequently consists in its acceptance.
I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game.
A win by an unsound combination, however showy, fills me with artistic horror.
Capture of the adverse King is the ultimate but not the first object of the game.
Fame, I have already. Now I need the money.
Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack.
When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack; otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage.
A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.
Chess is not for timid souls.
I have never in my life played the French Defence, which is the dullest of all openings.
Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game.