Probably the greatest tragedy of the church throughout its long and checkered history has been its constant tendency to conform to the prevailing culture instead of developing a Christian counter-culture .

— John Stott

Most Powerful Checkers quotations

These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess.

My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.

All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.

I do really well in the traditional board games: Backgammon, Checkers.

The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night, Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light.

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

The print magazine and print journalism industry is obviously in a great deal of trouble, and one of the things that happened when this business started to give way to the Internet and to broadcast television is that a lot of organizations started cutting specifically investigative journalism and they also started cutting fact-checkers.

I have a checkered past. I'll take any eyeliner that comes my way.

Checkers taught me that a King is a man with another man on top of him.

But life taught me that that's actually called a Queen.

Love is sunshine, hate is shadow, Life is checkered shade and sunshine.

Unfortunately, the current generation of mail programs do not have checkers to see if the sender knows what he is talking about.

The National League game is chess; The American League is checkers.

Eternity is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.

Hold'em is to stud what chess is to checkers.

Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.

I'm proud of our country that we elected Barack Obama.

I mean, it says something about us nationally. You know, it's kind of like crowning your checker when you get to the end of your checker board. Here's another thing that says America's special: Barack Obama, president of the United States.

With automatic spell checkers running unleashed over what we compose, our era is that of correctly spelled typos.

Chess is far too complex to be definitively solved with any technology we can conceive of today. However, our looked-down-upon cousin, checkers, or draughts, suffered this fate quite recently thanks to the work of Jonathan Schaeffer at the University of Alberta and his unbeatable program Chinook.

It's not that the Democrats are playing checkers and the Republicans are playing chess. It's that the Republicans are playing chess and the Democrats are in the nurse's office because once again they glued their balls to their thighs.

The Pentagon banned the army from using Chinese-made berets.

In a more veiled slap at the Chinese, the Pentagon also banned any alternative form of checkers.

The farmer doesn't care for the pitchers' battle that resolves itself into a checkers game. The farmer loves the dramatic, and slugging is more dramatic than even the cleverest pitching.

It was illegal for black people and white people to play checkers together in Birmingham. And there were even black and white Bibles to swear to tell the truth on in many parts of the South.

Chubby Checker lost pounds by demonstrating how to move as if you were 'drying your back with a towel' − the substitution of the word 'back' for 'bottom' indicates the oddly wholesome image of the Twist.

How strange a checker-work of Providence is the life of man!

And the jocund rebecks sound To many a youth, and many a maid, Dancing in the checkered shade. And young and old come forth to play On a sunshine holiday.

First, I was a fact checker for Zagat and then I was an editorial assistant for HarperCollins publishing house.

I'm like Bush, I see the world more like checkers than chess.

My past is a bit checkered.

I was on the train the other day, and I heard somebody say, I'm really good at checkers. That's the same thing as saying, I'm not good at very many things.

The dog becomes the repository of those model human properties that we have cynically ceased to find among humans. Where today can we find the full panoply of William Bennett's Book of Virtues-from Courage and Responsibility to Loyalty and Family Values-but in Lassie and Beethoven and Millie and Checkers and Spot?

The glow dies down, and she's standing at the end of my bed--the one who's been following me around leaving feather messages. I take in the torn fishnets, plaid mini-kilt, shiny, riveted breastplate with leather straps at the sides and a worn Great Temolo decal near the left shoulder. Her wings are a crazy black-and-white-checkered pattern, like they've been spray-painted at a body shop to look like hipster sneakers.

I have a spelling checkerIt came with my PC;

It plainly marks four my revueMistakes I cannot sea.I've run this poem threw it,I'm sure your pleased too no,Its letter perfect in its weigh,My checker tolled me sew.

'Tis all a Checker-board of Nights and days where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates and slays, and one by one back in the Closet lays.

If life is a checker game, someone else is moving the pieces.

It isn't us. Don't be surprised by amazing coincidences. There are no accidents. Consider, as I learned to do, the incredible interconnectedness of all of life.