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.
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.