Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Sensational Quotes about

Gambling for Smart People

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First Top-10 List of Sensational

Gambling Quotes and Gambling Tips

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.
— Jack Yelton

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

Look around the table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because you are the sucker.
— Ararillo Slim (Thomas Austin Preston, Jr.)

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

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

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

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

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

How to win at gambling: Lay off for a few weeks, and then quit for good.
— Unknown wise person

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

The probability of winning is inversely proportional to the amount of the wager.
— Las Vegas proverb

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

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

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

People who can afford to gamble don't need money, and those who need money can't afford to gamble.
— Unknown wise non-gambler

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

Nobody has ever bet enough on the winning horse.
— Unknown wise person

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Gambling

It is morally wrong to allow suckers to keep their money.
— Canada Bill Jones

Second Top-Ten List of Sensational Gambling

Quotes and Gambling Tips for Smart People

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

By gaming we lose both our time and treasure — two things most precious to the life of man.
— Owen Felltham

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

The safest bet is the one you didn't make.
— Unknown wise gambler

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. 
— Robert Frost

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

No one has more faith than the person who plays a slot machine in the hope of avoiding work altogether.
— Unknown wise non-gambling person

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

He who hopes to win what belongs to another deserves to lose.
— Unknown sane person

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

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, The Generous Gambler

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

Never bet on a sure thing unless you can afford to lose.
— Unknown careful gambler

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.
— Richard Feynman

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

If you are going to bluff, make it a big one.
— Amarillo Slim

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Gambling

Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home.  If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed. 
Mark Twain


More Sensational Quotes about Gambling

and Gambling Tips for Smart People 

Life is like a poker game. You deal or are dealt to. Your success depends on skill, luck, and creativity. You bet, check, bluff, and raise. Your education comes from those you play with. Sometimes, you win with a pair or lose with a full house. But whatever happens, it pays to keep a sense of humor
— Anon

The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. 
— H. T. Leslie

It’s interesting and somewhat dismaying how many people will look up to anyone who wins a multimillion-dollar lottery — but will deride anyone who has worked either hard or smart to attain prosperity and real success.
— from 101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting

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Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose. 
— Gracian

When a man tells me he's going to put all his cards on the table, I always look up his sleeve.
— Lord Leslie Hore-Belisha

Las Vegas is a place where people go broke trying to get rich.
— Unknown wise ex-gambler

Never gamble in heavy traffic. The cars may be stacked against you.
— Unknown wise person

Alimony: A gambling debt.
— Unknown former gambling person

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

The three biggest dreams of many men is to outsmart women, casinos, and reality.
— Anonymous observant gambling man

It may be that the race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong-but that's the way to bet. 
— Damon Runyon

No horse can go as fast as the money you put on it. 
— Earl Wilson

I know a little bit about handicapping. If the horse has an IV, you want to stay away from it.
— Paula Poundstone

When your opponent's sittin' there holdin' all the aces, there's only one thing to do: kick over the table. 
— Dean Martin

If you want to cure a compulsive gambler, give him the Atlanta Falcons and four points.
— Paul Lynde


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— Finley Peter Dunne

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game. 
— Grantland Rice

Grantland Rice can go to hell as far as I'm concerned. 
— Gene Autry

It is not whether you win or lose, but who gets the blame. 
— Blaine Nye

"How you play the game" is for college boys. When you're playing for money, winning is the only thing that counts. 
— Leo Durocher

Don't play for safety — it's the most dangerous thing in the world.
— Hugh Walpole

There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.
— Mark Twain

This [gambling revenue] raises a serious ethical question for government and charities that collect and use this money . . . .
50 percent of all gambling revenue that charities and goverment get comes from problem gamblers. The purpose of government is to serve the vulnerable, not exploit them.
— Prof. Robert Williams, Gambling Research Institute

If all gambling were illegal, we would all have to stop driving cars and getting married.
— Unknown wise person

Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never play cards with a man named Doc. And never lie down with a woman who's got more troubles than you.
— Nelson Algren

Make a bet every day, otherwise you might walk around lucky and never know it.
— Jimmy Jones

Gambling is like diving into an empty swimming pool. The chances that you'll hit bottom are about the same.
— Unknown wise person

A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope. 
— William Bolitho

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No wife can endure a gambling husband — unless he's a steady winner.
— Thomas Robert Dewar

The gambling know as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling
— Ambrose Bierce

Most amusements only mean trying to win another person's money.
— Rudyard Kipling

Man is a gaming animal. He must be always trying to get the better in something or other.
— Charles Lamb

To play billiards well was a sign of an ill—spent youth.
— Herbert Spencer

In the fight between you and the world, bet on the world. 
— Frank Zappa

I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people — being always excited.
— Lord Byron

Two-up is Australia's very own way of parting a fool and his money.
— Germaine Greer

A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
— Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821-81), Russian novelist. The Gambler, ch. 2 (1866).

Nothing is sacred to a gamester.
— Bernard Joseph Saurin

Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honoured by the name of "speculation"; but which ought to be called Gambling.
— William Cobbett, Advice to Young Men and to Young Women, Letter 2 in To a Young Man

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

To get it right, be born with luck or else make it. Never give up. A little money helps, but what really gets it right is to never face the facts.
— Ruth Gordon

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

The better the gambler, the worse the man.
— Publius Syrus

There is in Hollywood, as in all cultures in which gambling is the central activity, a lowered sexual energy, an inability to devote more than token attention to the preoccupations of the society outside. The action is everything, more consuming than sex, more immediate than politics; more important always than the acquisition of money, which is never, for the gambler, the true point of the exercise.
— Joan Didion

Treat a horse like a woman and a woman like a horse. And they'll both win for you.
— Elizabeth Arden

Insurance. An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
— Ambrose Bierce

Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
— Arthur Schopenhauer

He was . . . 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.
— Mario Puzo

The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. 
— Kin Hubbard

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

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

It [gambling] is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
— George Washington

The most dangerous wheel of chance is the steering wheel.
— Unknown wise individual

A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.
— Unknown wise person

Gambling is pretty much like liquor; you can make it illegal but you can't make it unpopular.
— Unknown wise person

Every prosperous person who does not work has a creative scheme that does.
— John Otway

Some people will gamble on anything. Now they're saving money with the hope that it'll be worth something someday.
— Unknown wise individual

In a bet there is a fool and a thief. 
— Unknown wise former gambler

The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
— Unknown wise ex-gambler

Gambling is just plain stealing by mutual consent.
 Unknown wise person

You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it. 
— Albert Einstein

Las Vegas has all kinds of gambling devices, such as dice, roulette, slot machines — and wedding chapels.
— Unknown wise person

It is hard to decide whether gambling is a means of getting something for nothing or nothing for something.
— Unknown wise person

The first time a man bets he bets to win. The rest of the time he's trying to get even.
— Unknown wise person

Gamblers are like toilets — broke one day and flush the next.
— Unknown wise person

Many people are violently opposed to gambling for the simple reason that they can never win anything at it.
— Unknown wise person

I had always been facinated by the bizarre world of cards. It was a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments were meted out immediately.
— Ely Culbertson

Drunks are rarely amusing unless they know some good songs and lose a lot at poker.
— Karl Roosevelt

Playing with dice is a shaky business.
— Unknown wise person

The young people of the United States squander over ten billion dollars a year on games of chance. This does not include weddings, starting a business, passing cars on a hill, or buying a television set.
— Unknown wise person

There is no thrill in gambling unless you are betting more than you can afford to lose.
— Unknown not-so-wise gambler

You do not really make money in the stock market.
You merely take it from somebody who guessed wrong.
— Unknown wise person

Horse sense is what keeps' horses from betting on what people will do.
— Unknown wise person

Gambling is frequently a means of getting nothing for your money.
— Unknown wise person

All forms of gambling are frowned upon by preachers — except marriage.
— Unknown wise person

A casino slot machine is a steel trap for catching dumb animals.
— Unknown wise non-gambler

The worst evil of gambling is that the odds are always with the house or the horse.
— Unknown wise person

If it weren't for betting on horses, some people wouldn't contribute to anything.
— Unknown gambling man

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

A visitor to Las Vegas received the "cook's tour" — he was baked in the sun, stewed at the bar, and burned at the crap tables.
— Unknown wise person

The dumbest criminal on earth is the one who would hold up a group of tourists on their way home from Las Vegas after their first encounter with casinos.
— Unknown wise person

Las Vegas has all kinds of gambling devices, such as dice, roulette, slot machines — and wedding chapels.
— Unknown wise person

A Texas man reports he had terrible luck in Las Vegas. He lost everything he had but his cold.
— Unknown wise person

Visitors to Las Vegas are divided into two groups — the haves and the hads.
— Unknown wise person

Las Vegas is where you go the first time for fun — and the second time for revenge.
— Unknown wise person

A gentleman in Nashville described his last Las Vegas vacation, "Out by jet. Back in debt."
— Unknown wise person

Almost everybody gets married while they're in Las Vegas. They figure as long as they're on a losing streak they might as well go all the way.
— Unknown observant wise person

In case of an air raid, go to the nearest slot machine. It hasn't been hit in years.
— Unknown wise person

Why not spend your vacation in Las Vegas? You can't beat the sunshine, the climate, or the slot machines.
— Unknown wise person

A Texan, just back home from a Nevada vacation, says he underwent a bit of "Las Vegas Surgery". He had his bankroll painlessly removed.
— Unknown wise person

Life is a gamble at terrible odds — if it was a bet you wouldn't take it.
— Tom Stoppard

Life is a game at which everybody loses.
— Leo Sarkadi-Schuller

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