quarta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2008

Great players, great words....

William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

A great chess-player is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it. No act terminating in itself constitutes greatness. This will apply to all displays of power or trials of skill, which are confined to the momentary, individual effort, and construct no permanent image or trophy of themselves without them.’ Table-Talk by W. Hazlitt (London, 1821), page 198.

Lasker’s Manual of Chess by E. Lasker (New York, 1927), page 262.

"On the Chess-board lie and hypocrisy do not survive long."

The Game of Chess by S. Tarrasch (London, 1935), page xi. Translated by G.E. Smith and T.G. Bone.

"Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy."

Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956)

The mistakes are all there, waiting to be made

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