"Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not chess." This quote is attributed to Irving Chernev here, and some web pages agree. Other web pages attribute the quote to William Ewart Napier. Can anyone confirm one or the other with something more authoritative than a bald assertion?
I just added the Benjamin Franklin quote. I am fairly certain it is accurate. I got it from 
Several quotes on this page are attributed to "Jamie Walter Adams". The only place outside of this Wikiquote page that this name can be found is when other WWW pages cite this page. The name "Jamie Walter Adams" cannot be found anywhere in chess history, as either a player, an author, or researcher. I suspect someone has decided to add their own quotes on chess, with no credentials. - —This unsigned comment is by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) .
- You are correct and I have removed these quotes from the page. ~ UDScott 18:00, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
RE: Who cares who added them? Where in history does it require one to have credentials to put quotes online, or to add anything for that matter? I don't recall seeing in his/her (I have no idea who this is either) quotes claiming to be anything great. I don't know who this person is, or even if they exist, but I liked the quotes and they are on my Facebook page. They helped me with my perspective on the game, that's why I am a bit perturbed when I put them on here and you took them off. I had always "over-analyzed" chess and because of that, I made mistakes. Jamie's quotes helped me to view the pieces as actual infantrymen or warriors, and in that context, I proteced them more and used them more wisely, as opposed to wood-pushing or envisioning moves that would never happen. Anyway, I don't really care if you have removed them or not, that's not the issue here. The real issue here is that lately America has been getting robbed of freedoms and this is just one more instance of the new "trend" to censor something online for personal motive. I am getting so tired of sites deleting peoples messages on here, on forums, or wherever (when they are not obscene in any way), it's just because they can! I don't care that you took the quotes off, as they are not mine anyway... but you shouldn't censor people just because "you" have a certain opinion on wat content should go on your site. It's chess related, it's valid content and it's not obscene or denigrating in any way. Just because some whining, jealous,crybaby came on here and told you that this content should be removed, doesn't mean you had to oblige him.He was just mad because he couldn't think of anything himself. Just wanted to let you know, to feel free to delete my account on here as well ,as I won't be back to this site again. I will go to a site which will allow me to write whatever I want without censorship. I will also warn others.
- How could we make it more readily apparent, to all visitors to this site, that Wikiquote is for "quotations from notable people and creative works" (Main Page) and that "we limit ourselves to quotations which are notable" (Wikiquote:Wikiquote)? Many visitors evidently do not notice this at the outset, and become very frustrated when it is pointed out after they have already made good-faith efforts to contribute to the site. Some of them, had they understood the site's mission, might have become valued contributors rather than going away mad. ~ Ningauble 19:54, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
Can anyone tell me why all the "edit" links cluster down at the letter "O" instead of appearing once each time in the letters above? I can't figure it out. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk)
- It's a bug in Firefox. The problem does not appear with IE. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk)
It's ashamed that you took the Adams quotes off of here notwithstanding. I went up an extra 500 points because of the focused advice. Who cares who he is, it says Wiki quote, Not Wiki quote for famous people. Maybe he is a chessmaster, that just can't show his face in public, because he lives like Robert Fisher did. Who knows. This blatant attack is unwarranted though, he's just trying to help others.Maybe he just doesn't want to be famous.But he is here to help us and is asking for nothing in return.Why did you remove his quotes, yet leave up Anonymous quotes and Courtney Love who calls the pieces "horseys" This is just ridiculous. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chessmassacre (talk • contribs) 07:41, 16 May 2009 (UTC)Last modified on 13 March 2011, at 19:54