On the chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not last long.  -  Emanuel Lasker


Kortchnoi's heritage is many-faceted - over the decades he has several times corrected and changed his style. But the main thing has invariably remained his search for chess truth.  -  Garry Kasparov


Truth derives its strength not so much from itself as from the brilliant contrast it makes with what is only apparently true. This applies especially to Chess, where it is often found that the profoundest moves do not much startle the imagination.  -  Emanuel Lasker


No fantasy, however rich, no technique, however masterly, no penetration into the psychology of the opponent, however deep, can make a chess game a work of art, if these qualities do not lead to the main goal - the search for truth.  -  Vasily Smyslov


Unfortunately, many regard the critic as an enemy, instead of seeing him as a guide to the truth …  -  Wilhelm Steinitz


The battle for the ultimate truth will never be won. And that's why chess is so fascinating.  -  Hans Kmoch


We are in truth but pieces on this chess board of life, which in the end we leave, only to drop one by one into the grave of nothingness. (c 1120) - Omar Khayyam