Checkmate in chess is when everything comes together and you win.
Every move in chess can lead to checkmate but only a skilled player can spot the right way to get there.
It’s the result of being patient having a good strategy and making smart moves.
Checkmate also shows that often the best strategy is a simple one.
Here are 27 best Checkmate quotes.
A ‘god’ who’s will is resisted, designs frustrated, and purpose checkmated, possesses no title to Deity. ~ Arthur W. Pink.
If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated. ~ Paul Williams.
Diplomacy is a game of chess in which the nations are checkmated. ~ Karl Kraus.
The rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature. ~ Thomas Huxley.
Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one’s opponent will never become a good Chess player. ~ Max Euwe.
On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. ~ Emanuel Lasker.
When neither party can give checkmate, the game is drawn. ~ Howard Staunton.
Best Checkmate Quotes
Modern Chess is too much concerned with things like Pawn structure. Forget it, Checkmate ends the game. ~ Nigel Short.
Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing). ~ Bill Gaede.
Because of the level of my chess game, I was able – even against a weak opponent, such as my younger brothers or the dog – to get myself checkmated in under three minutes. I challenge any computer to do it faster. ~ Dave Barry.
Woe to he who checkmates his opponents at last, only to discover they have been playing cribbage. ~ Jedediah Berry.
In life, as in Chess, ones own Pawns block ones way. A mans very wealth, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him. ~ Charles Buxton
In the name of God! You, demon, born in the dark! I seal you here! Checkmate! ~ Arina Tanemura
We all play chess with Fate as partner. He makes a move, we make a move. He tries to checkmate us in three moves, we try to prevent it. We know we can’t win, but we’re driven to give him a good fight. ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer
The friend who knows a lot more than you do will bring difficulties, and grief, and sickness, as medicine, as happiness, as the essence of the moment when you’re beaten when you hear Checkmate, and can finally say, I trust you to kill me. ~ Rumi
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. ~ Isaac Asimov
The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. ~ Thomas Huxley.
Quotes about Checkmate
The strong are strengthened by reverses; the trouble is that the true meaning of events scores next to nothing in the match we play with men. Appearances decide our gains or losses and the points are trumpery. And a mere semblance of defeat may hopelessly checkmate us. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Death is not a checkmate…it is more like a carnival trick. You cannot win, no matter how you move your Queen. ~ Catherynne M. Valente
I’ll listen to you, but you need to treat me with a little respect. Because it doesn’t sound like I’m a pawn. Sounds like I’m more of a queen.” A vein in his temple began to throb, and she grew bolder, the sense of power emanating from the mark on her chest filing her with the mettle she’d lost after the break-in two years ago. Lowering her voice to a tense whisper, she nipped his earlobe. “Checkmate. ~ Larissa Ione
On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in the checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite. ~ Emanuel Lasker
If I’m too old to be Emo, how do you account for the very Emo and very old Edgar Allan Poe? Checkmate! ~ John Green
The woman who grows up with the idea that she is simply to be an amiable animal, to be caressed and coaxed, is invariably a bitterly disappointed woman. A game of chess will cure such a conceit forever. The woman that knows the most, thinks the most, feels the most, is the most. Intellectual affection is the only lasting love. Love that has a game of chess in it can checkmate any man and solve the problem of life. ~ Charles Dickens
Seize the outpost K5 with your knight, and you can go to sleep. Checkmate will come by itself. ~ Savielly Tartakower
If you look at the democratic process as a game of chess, there have to be many, many moves before you get to checkmate. And simply because you do not make any checkmate in three moves does not mean it’s stalemate. There’s a vast difference between no checkmate and stalemate. This is what the democratic process is like. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi
In mathematics, if I find a new approach to a problem, another mathematician might claim that he has a better, more elegant solution. In chess, if anybody claims he is better than I, I can checkmate him. ~ Emanuel Lasker.
I’m never gonna wait that extra twenty minutes to text you back, and I’m never gonna play hard to get when I know your life has been hard enough already. When we all know everyone’s life has been hard enough already it’s hard to watch the game we make of love, like everyone’s playing checkers with their scars, saying checkmate whenever they get out without a broken heart. Just to be clear I don’t want to get out without a broken heart. I intend to leave this life so shattered there’s gonna have to be a thousand separate heavens for all of my flying parts. ~ Andrea Gibson.