Gambling Quotes

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Avoid gaming. It is the child of Avarice, the Brother of Iniquity, and father of Mischief.
Nothing is sacred to a gamester.
Death and dice level all distinction.

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The sure way of getting nothing for something.
The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.


If there was no action around, he would play solitaire—and bet against himself.
Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good.
One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds.


Gambling promises the poor what Property performs for the rich—something for nothing.
Man is a gaming animal. He must be always trying to get the better in something or other.
Man is a gaming animal.  He must be always trying to get the better in something or other.

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The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.


The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
The only man who makes money following the races is the one who does so with a broom and shovel.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavour upon the business known as gambling.


One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.
There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.
Betting and such sports are only the stunted and twisted shapes of the original instinct of man for adventure and romance.
Poker is a combination of luck and skill. People think mastering the skill part is hard, but they're wrong. The trick to poker is mastering the luck.


There is no moral difference between gambling at cards or in lotteries or on the race track and gambling in the stock market.  One method is just as pernicious to the body politic as the other kind.
The passion for gambling comes from a man's belief that he has no control over his life, that he is controlled by fate, and, therefore, he wants to reassure himself that fate or luck is on his side.
A degenerate gambler.  That is a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose.  As a hero who goes to war must die.  Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser, show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse.
The great object in life is Sensation—to feel that we exist, even though in pain; it is this "craving void" which drives us to gaming, to battle, to travel, to intemperate but keenly felt pursuits of every description whose principal attraction is the agitation inseparable from their accomplishment.

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