I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness, and consolidates society.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.
Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) English essayist.
The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845) American poet, critic, and short-story writer.
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.