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