"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." Mark Twain
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. - Tartakover
Why must I lose to this idiot? - Aron Nimzowitsch
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. --- Oscar Wilde
It has always been recognized that chess is an art, and its best practitioners have been described as artists. - Alexander Kotov
Permit me to repeat what I have invariably declared in every chess community I have had the honor of entering, that I am not a chess professional player - that I never wished to make any skill I possess the means of pecuniary advancement - and that my earnest desire is never to play for any stake but honor.-Paul Morphy