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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 (1709-1784) British author.

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


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 (1821-1867) French poet.

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

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.

The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.

Sophocles (497/6 BC-406/5 BC) Greek tragic poet.


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

George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

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

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

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

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

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

English proverb

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 (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.