Gambling The Best Quotes About Gambling  

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A list of the best gambling quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous gambling quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic gambling quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational gambling quotes from that same writer.

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The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel. Elbert Hubbard

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The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.

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Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich, something for nothing. George Bernard Shaw

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Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.

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Sir, I do not call a gamester a dishonest man; but I call him an unsociable man, an unprofitable man. Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good. Samuel Johnson

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Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.

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The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil. Heywood Broun

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There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing.

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I have to confess that I had gambled on my soul and lost it with heroic insouciance and lightness of touch. The soul is so impalpable, so often useless, and sometimes such a nuisance, that I felt no more emotion on losing it than if, on a stroll, I had mislaid my visiting card. Charles Baudelaire

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I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe. Albert Einstein

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Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry. Oliver Goldsmith

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Smith and Wesson or a Colt always beat four aces.

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Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company. John Gay

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Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with.

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One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. Oscar Wilde

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Lazarus Nethe added In a bet, there is a fool and a thief

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Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up. If it don't go up, don't buy it. Will Rogers

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Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage. Gloria Steinem

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You cannot get anything out of nature or from God by gambling; only out of your neighbor. John Ruskin

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I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now and then, but every turn of the card and cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive -- besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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The dice of Zeus always fall luckily. Sophocles

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It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief. George Washington

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The world is the house of the strong. I shall not know until the end what I have lost or won in this place, in this vast gambling den where I have spent more than sixty years, dicebox in hand, shaking the dice. Denis Diderot

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The gambling known as business looks with severe disfavor on the business known as gambling. Ambrose Bierce

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I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points. Joe E. Lewis