My Favorite Quotes

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 Alexander Alekhine - “Combination is a soul of chess.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “Chess is not only knowledge and logic.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “I think that for the highest achievements nowadays... need to have the stable as a rock scientific base. And also need to own modesty.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that, in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always, conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands.”
 Alexander Alekhine - “Oh this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions”