Play the game. Know the rules and observe them. Always play fair, no matter what the other man may do. Play to win. If you lose, be a good loser. But don’t lose. Study life as you would a game of chess. Know the moves, dangers, difficulties, and rewards. Remember that no allowance is made for ignorance. If you don’t know the moves and rules, you must learn them through discipline and experience. You must pay for mistakes.
The game of life is intensely interesting, but to play it successfully demands constant diligence, patience and alertness. If your opponent cheats or falsifies, do not imitate him. The real joy of the game comes from an innate sense of integrity. Play to win, play hard, but always play honestly. Play the game.