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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Chess is the mind's gymnasium.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)

Life's too short for chess.
Henry James Byron (1834-1884)

One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players.
Anatol Rapoport (1911-2007)

Poets do not go mad; but chess players do.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do; strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do.
Ksawery Tartakower (1887-1956)

The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.
Ksawery Tartakower (1887-1956)

When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Italian proverb

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