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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

 

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Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.
~ French Proverb

 

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Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich, something for nothing.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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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.
~ Mario Puzo

 

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I came to the conclusion long ago that all life is six to five against.
~ Damon Runyon

 

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I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
~ Albert Einstein

 

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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.
~ Lord Byron

 

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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

 

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I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points.
~ Joe E. Lewis

 

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If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy.
~ Joe Laurie Jr.

 

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

 

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Never bet on baseball.
~ Pete Rose

 

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No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner.
~ Thomas Robert Dewar

 

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Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
~ American Proverb

 

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Nothing is sacred to a gamester.
~ Bernard Joseph Saurin

 

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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.
~ John Gay

 

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One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.
~ Danny Mcgoorty

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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