„To become a world chess champion.“

—  Višvanáthan Ánand, At the age of six when some one asked him as to what he wanted to become.
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„If you want to become a World Champion you should avoid playing in Open tournaments.“

—  Anatoly Karpov Russian chess player 1951
Interview in Chess Life in 2003 quoted on anatolykarpovchessschool http://www.anatolykarpovchessschool.org/home/karpovinterview.html

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„The world is a game of chess; the loser loses and the winner wins.“

—  Jamal-al-Din Afghani Political activist and Islamic ideologist 1837 - 1897
As quoted in Jamāḷ al-Dīn al-Afghāni: A Muslim intellectual (1984) by Anwar Moazzam, p. 3

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„Do we want also to be world champion in moaning?“

—  Helmut Schmidt Chancellor of West Germany 1974-1982 1918 - 2015
in "Because Germany has to change" DIE ZEIT 22/2003 22. Mai 2003 http://www.zeit.de/2003/22/01n____leit_schmidt_text

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„They're cheering a young lad, the champion playboy of the Western World.“

—  John Millington Synge Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore 1871 - 1909
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„I will not quit until I am a five-times world champion.“

—  Evander Holyfield American boxer 1962
" Holyfield wins and vows not to quit http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/holyfield-wins-and-vows-not-to-quit/2007/07/01/1183228946187.html"; after defeating Lou Savarese June 30, 2007.

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„The world still needs
Its champion as of old, and finds him still.“

—  Lewis Morris (poet) Welsh poet in the English language 1833 - 1907
The Epic of Hades (1877), "Herakles".

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„We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
Context: Sometimes we try to justify this unsavory business on the cynical ground that by rationing out the means of violence we can somehow control the world’s violence. The fact is that we cannot have it both ways. Can we be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war? "A Community of the Free" address at the The Foreign Policy Association NY, NY (23 June 1976); this is often paraphrased: We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war.

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„After the passage of a century, Morphy still remains the most glamorous figure that has ever appeared in the chess world.“

—  Paul Morphy American chess player 1837 - 1884
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„Back to Foulke, Red Sox fans have longed to hear it! The Boston Red Sox are World Champions!“

—  Joe Buck American sportscaster 1969
Calling the last play of the 2004 World Series in Game 4. The Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals for their first World Series title in 86 years.

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