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My Chess Quotes Over The Years!

I have been in chess for over 40 years, both as a top level professional player and world class coach. Here are some of my chess quotes which I compiled recently.

Below are some of my quotes over the years! Enjoy!

* Win with grace, lose with dignity!

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

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

* A chess player uses his/her knowledge to prepare for next game while a passionate coach prepares for next generation!

* Winning is about commitment, discipline, hard work, dedication, determination, courage and sometimes even luck!

* Champions play to win while others play not to lose!

* Passion is infectious! But passion alone is not enough. You also need hard work, dedication & sacrifice every day!

* What you lack in natural chess talent can be compensated by 110% of 3 D’s: Dedication, Determination & Discipline!

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

* Chess is a game of war but a peaceful war where no human lives are at stake!

* Do not wait for success to come to you. You have to knock down all obstacles & barriers every single day to find it!

* You have 2 choices in life: Either construct your own beautiful dreams or others will employ you to build theirs!

* Do not wait until tomorrow to do what you can accomplish today! Get on the road to success now!

* You cannot get to the other side of the sea by just staring at the waves. Be brave and take that first step!

* You cannot control your opponent’s playing style but you can dissect his weaknesses & exploit them to your advantage

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

* Follow your values & principles, and stay strong. Be who you are and not what others want you to be!

* The meaning of life is to find your true passion. The purpose of life is to share it.

* You cannot buy integrity! Practice your values every day instead of just talking about it!

* Do not judge a person based on wealth, but instead on integrity and the positive impact he/she makes.

* It’s never too late to set new goals and dream new dreams. Just do not procrastinate!

* What could you accomplish if you have no fear? Do not be afraid to achieve your dreams because of your fear!

* Do not wait for opportunities to come to you. Go create your own path and opportunities!

* People usually do not succeed unless they are passionate about what they do. Go find your passion. I found mine at 4!

* Success is the result of small efforts, every day, over the years. Do not make excuses for your failure!

* You can be as great as you want. Set realistic goals & give 110% to accomplish those goals. Never give up!

* When people tell me that something can’t be done, they motivate me even more to prove them wrong!

* The road to the top is seldom traveled because it is hard, but the big prize at the pinnacle can be quite rewarding!

* Hard work does not guarantee you victory. But it WILL give you a better chance to be in the position to win!

* Success does not come from luck. It takes hard work, determination and perseverance!

* You cannot sustain greatness if you are too comfortable! To remain at the top, you constantly have to stay hungry and motivated!

* I believe that the best style is a universal one, tactical and positional at the same time.

* You have to work extremely hard to reach the top. But you have to work twice as hard if you want to remain there!

* If you want to reach new heights, or achieve greatness, you need to first get out of your comfort zone. This is one of the biggest obstacles for chess players. Many are afraid to try new things because they are so afraid to fail.

* Chess is a miniature version of life. To be successful, you need to be disciplined, assess resources, consider responsible choices, and adjust when circumstances change.

* At SPICE, we build champions, on and off the chess board!

* The only way one can fully maximize chess potentials is to be able to properly assess strengths/weaknesses, and be willing to work diligently every day to fix those specific problems.

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