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27 Chess Quotes About Life, Business, and Fun

Chess Quotes

Here are my chosen 27 chess quotes about Life, Business, and Fun that you will consider applying.

Funny quotes are included here for your go-to topic in your conversations with your friends. A tip for your funny quotes, it can also be used to print in your shirt.

Chess Quotes about Life

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

Lasker Chess Qoutes

“When you see a good move; look for a better one.” – Emanuel Lasker

“Life is like a chess. Every decision, just like every move, has consequences. Therefore, decide wisely!”

Qoutes of Life

“I am 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

“Don’t compare yourself with others. Everyone has their own role to play.”

Kasparov Chess Qoutes

“Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.” – Garry Kasparov

“Winning is habit but so is losing! It is up to you to pick the right road to winning! Choose wisely!”

“Some do not reach their chess goals because of fear of losing. Learn from your mistakes & keep on improving daily!”

Chess Quotes of a President

“Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events.” – Benjamin Franklin

Chess Quotes about Business

Chigorin Quotes on Business

“Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all.” – Mikhail Chigorin

“Every defeat is an opportunity to learn from our mistakes! Every victory is a confirmation of our hard work.”

“Champions play to win while others play not to lose.”

Business Chess Quotes

“Nobody even won a chess game by resigning.” – Savielly Tartakower

Ralph Charell on Chess

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

“Ultimately, what separates a Winner from a Loser at the Grandmaster level is the Willingness to do the Unthinkable.” – Garry Kasparov

“Attackers may sometimes regret bad moves, but it is much worse to forever regret an opportunity you allowed to pass you by.”

Qoutes in Business

“The beauty of a move lies not in its appearance but in the thought behind it.” – Aaron Nimzowitsch

Johanes Chess Quotes

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

Funny Chess Quotes

Funny chess Quotes

“The only thing chess players have in common is chess.” – Lodewijk Prins

Chess Quotes of a GM

“If your opponent offers you a draw, try to work out why he thinks he’s worse off.” – Nigel Short

Spassky Funny Qoutes

Boris Spassky when asked why his marriage failed.

“We were like bishops of opposite colors.” – Boris Spassky

Tals Chess Qoutes

“There are two types of sacrifices, correct ones, and mine.” – Mikhail Tal

“The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.” – Savielly Tartakower

“Chess says everything about husband and wife. The King has to take things one step at a time, while the Queen can do whatever she wants.”

Funny Qoutes

“Life’s too short for chess.” – Henry James Byron

“He had a good memory for bad openings and bad memory for good ones.”

Cecil Funny Qoutes

“Chess is as much a mystery as women.” – Cecil John Seddon Purdy


Chess can teach you beyond the game. Chess has its ways of educating you that can be applied both in life and in the game. Life is a struggle and will never be completely hassle-free.

Life is a necessary combination of sad and happy moments. Life treats people differently with different problems and it can be so depressing at times. A game between two people sitting for hours can give you more lessons than you can imagine.

Chess has been played with a variety of people ranging from scientists, businessmen, prisoners, janitors, construction workers, officials, president teachers, math wizards, etc.

Chess has a rich history contributed by legendary grandmasters from the past and now from the casual people learning to play. Chess is used in novels, poems, scientific journals, and now a meme. What evolution humanity has undertaken and affects a wide variety of fields not just on chess.

Do you agree with all the quotes? Did I miss some of your favorite quotes? What is your interpretation of the quotes?