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"Poker's a day to learn and a lifetime to master." -- Robert Williamson III
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“Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.” — Charles Lamb

“Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.”

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

“If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” — Chinese Proverb

“Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.” — Jackie Robinson

"When your opponent's sittin' there holdin' all the aces, there's only one thing to do: kick over the table." -- Dean Martin
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“One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds.” — Dan Bennett

“In a game of poker, I can put the players’ souls in my pocket.” — Beausourire

“I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and – when played well, nourishes the wallet.” — Lou Krieger

“The subject of gambling is all encompassing. It combines man’s natural play instinct with his desire to know about his fate and his future.” — Franz Rosenthal


"Horse sense is a good judgment which keeps horses from betting on people." -- W.C. Fields
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“A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.”

“Horse racing is animated roulette.” — Roger Kahn

“You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.” — Will Rogers

“No dog can go as fast as the money you bet on him.” — Bud Flanagan

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

“I met with an accident on the way to the track; I arrived safely.” — Joe E. Lewis

"The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket." -- Kin Hubbard
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“Luck never gives; it only lends.” — Swedish Proverb

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

“A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to us than the 99 which we had to work for, and the money won at Faro or in the stock market snuggles into our hearts in the same way.” — Mark Twain

“Old card players never die, they just shuffle away.”

"I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind." -- Steve Allen
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“If, after the first twenty minutes, you don’t know who the sucker at the table is, it’s you.” — David Levien and Brian Koppelman, Rounders

“The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; it happens at the poker table all the time.” — David Shoup

“In a bet there is a fool and a thief.”

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


"Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it." -- Henry Ward Beecher
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“Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.” — Charles Lamb

“I must complain the cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand.” — Jonathan Swift

“Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something.” — Wilson Mizner

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

“Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.” — R.E. Shay

"There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one." -- Jack Yelton
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“No wife can endure a gambling husband, unless he is a steady winner.” — Thomas Robert Dewar

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” — Simone de Beauvoir

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

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

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