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.
Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich, something for nothing.
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.
I came to the conclusion long ago that all life is six to five against.
I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now and then, but every turn of the card and cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive — besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else.
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.
I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points.
If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy.
It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
Never bet on baseball.
No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner.
Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
Nothing is sacred to a gamester.
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.
One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.
One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.
Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with.
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.