Forgiving is not forgetting. Forgiving is remembering without pain.

Socialist ideology, like so many others, has two main dangers.

One stems from confused and incomplete readings of foreign texts, and the other from the arrogance and hidden rage of those who, in order to climb up in the world, pretend to be frantic defenders of the helpless so as to have shoulders on which to stand.

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.

You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win.

You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.

Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate.

Action is the dignity of greatness.

Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.

In order to improve your game you must study the endgame before everything else;

for, whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame.

We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from.

People who want to improve should take their defeats as lessons, and endeavor to learn what to avoid in the future. You must also have the courage of your convictions. If you think your move is good, make it.

Most players ... do not like losing, and consider defeat as something shameful. This is a wrong attitude. Those who wish to perfect themselves must regard their losses as lessons and learn from them what sorts of things to avoid in the future.

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity.

In a time of crisis, the peoples of the world must rush to get to know each other.

Dance is not an exercise. Dance is an art.

It is my duty to prevent, through the independence of Cuba, the U.

S.A. from spreading over the West Indies and falling with addedweight upon other lands of Our America. All I have done up to now and shall do hereafter is to that end.... I know the Monster, because I have lived in its lair--and my weapon is only the slingshot of David.

The great World Champions Morphy, Steinitz, and Lasker were past masters in the art of Pawn play; they had no superiors in their handling of endgames. The present World Champion has not the strength of the other three as an endgame player, and is therefore inferior to them.

Amor cuerdo, no es amor. (Sane love, is not love)

Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity.

The roots of Cuban music are in my head.

A good player is always lucky.

In order to improve your game you must study the endgame before everything else.

'Fast & Furious' is a well-oiled machine.

Those guys really know what they're doing. The guys that work behind the scenes are just as important as the ones in front of the cameras. They are car enthusiasts. They live and breathe this world.

One revolution is still necessary: the one that will not end with the rule of its leader. It will be the revolution against revolutions, the uprising of all peaceable individuals, who will become soldiers for once so that neither they nor anyone else will ever have to be a soldier again.

Ninety percent of the book variations have no great value, because either they contain mistakes or they are based on fallacious assumptions; just forget about the openings and spend all that time on the endings.

"Racist" is a confusing word, and it should be clarified.

Men have no special rights simply because they belong to one race or another. When you say "men," you have already imbued them with all their rights.

Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever.

Are we to say that any individual who's on steroids that has an angry moment is due to steroids? What about the individual who gets angry and kills someone who's not on steroids? What do we blame it on now?

The king, which during the opening and middlegame stage is often a burden because it has to be defended, becomes in the endgame a very important and aggressive piece, and the beginner should realize this, and utilize his king as much as possible.

I have always considered it despicable to grovel for your life as if life were a favor. If you cannot live the way you want, there is no point in living

Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He's also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don't know half of what he knows.

But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible.

And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping.

Trees have a secret life that is only revealed to those willing to climb them.

Chess is a very logical game and it is the man who can reason most logically and profoundly in it that ought to win.

A good smoker, like a good lover, always takes his time with a cigar.

I love sitting down and talking to people.

CNBC gave me a chance to do it in a way that I liked. They gave me a chance to also develop the skills to learn from my mistakes.

I was never a true journalist, I was a movie critic.

With regard to life, modern painting is a revolutionary activity…We need it in order to transform the world into a more humane place where mankind can live in liberty…We must accept these things with passion. It means that we must live imaginatively.

Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright.

Singing is my life. It has always been my life. It will always be my life.

Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel, the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect.

An hour's history of two minds is well told in a game of chess.

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.

During the course of many years I have observed that a great number of doctors, lawyers, and important businessmen make a habit of visiting a chess club during the late afternoon or evening to relax and find relief from the preoccupations of their work.

Chess books should be used as we use glasses: to assist the sight, although some players make use of them as if they thought they conferred sight

I just smoked a Cohiba the other day. It was great. You have to appreciate everything that cigar is.

My secret? A desire to work, years of dedication and loving what you do; I can't live without music.

A passed pawn increase in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes.

To improve at chess you should in the first instance study the endgame.

I always clean before the cleaning lady comes.

If not, when I come home, I can't find anything. Cleaning ladies are always hiding things you leave out.

A dancer should learn from all the arts.

Go to museums and look at the paintings. See how they balance things. Everything you do in the arts enriches you.