Language, history and curiosities in games.
Chess you don’t learn; chess you understand.
Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time.
Pawns are the soul of chess.
Having played chess does not qualify you to answer “Yes” when you are asked, “Do you play chess?”
In life, as in chess, one’s own pawns block one’s way. A man’s very wealth, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him.