Gambling Quotes

  • A Gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated. - Leo Tolstoy
  • A Smith & Wesson beats four aces. - American Proverb
  • A Smith Wesson beats four aces. -American Proverb
  • A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game. - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia)
  • A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned. - Paul Newman, The Color of Money
  • A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope. ~ William Bolitho
  • A gambler never makes the same mistake twice. It's usually three or more times. - VP Pappy
  • A gambler with a system must be, to a greater or lesser extent, insane. - George Augustus Sala (1828-95) English writer and journalist
  • A little government and a little luck are necessary in life; but only a fool trusts either of them. - P.J. O'Rourke
  • A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. ~James Joyce, Ulysses
  • A pack of cards is the devil's prayer-book. - Proverb
  • A race track is a place where windows clean people. - Danny Thomas
  • A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.
  • A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for. ~John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic
  • A sure thing is no fun. -Chico Marx
  • A wager is a fool's argument.
  • A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian. - Artie Lange
  • Ace is not good, Ace is God. - William Wigstrom
  • Aces are larger than life and greater than mountains - Mike Caro
  • Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. ~Andrew V. Mason
  • Air power is like poker. A second-best hand is like none at all - it will cost you dough and win you nothing - George Kenney
  • Almost all life depends on probabilities. - Francois Voltaire
  • An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. ~Niels Bohr
  • Anybody can win, unless there happens to be a second entry. - George Ade
  • Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead. - Erma Bombeck
  • As far as poker goes, I really didn't play poker but a few times in high school - Doyle Brunson
  • As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes. ~Mel Brooks
  • At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons. ~ Chinese Proverb
  • At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons. ~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
  • Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. ~James Bryant Conant
  • Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold. - Yiddish Proverb
  • But when you're playing poker, you don't know the answer to that until after the cards are laid down, and then it's too late - Fred Thompson
  • But, Steve, if you bring back a $3.49 prime rib buffet, you'll have lines out the casino front door and down Las Vegas Blvd. - Mark Pilarski
  • By gaming we lose both our time and treasure - two things most precious to the life of man. ~Owen Felltham
  • Cards are war, in disguise of a sport. - Charles Lamb
  • Cards were at first for benefits designed, Sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind. - David Garrick
  • Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe. ~Indian Proverb
  • Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him. - James Allen
  • Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. - Mario Andretti
  • Clark Griswold: How did you win four cars? Rusty: You know, put in a dollar, win a car. Put in another dollar, win another car...
  • Dare to be naive. ~Buckminster Fuller
  • David Howard: As the boldest experiment in advertising history, you give us our money back. Desert Inn Casino Manager: I beg your pardon?
  • Dear Lord, help me to break even. I need the money.
  • Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit. - R. E. Shay
  • Didn't I warn you-Huh-Didn't I tell you one of 'em was going to win!?? So now, what do we do? -Jack Norris
  • Diligence is the mother of good luck. - Benjamin Franklin
  • Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia)
  • Do you feel lucky? - Clint Eastwood
  • Don't be a gambler; once a gambler, always a gambler.
  • Don't be suckered into making sucker bets, unless, you don't know the difference, in which case you're a sucker anyhow. - John Gollehon
  • Don't gamble the rent money or you'll land up sleeping on the park bench. - Capt. Summer Fun, Ret.
  • 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. - Rogers, Will
  • Don't get mad that you lost, get mad because you didn't win. Michael Gersitz
  • Don't play to impress, play to win. Michael Gersitz
  • Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase - that's what wild geese are for.
  • Eat your betting money but don't bet your eating money. - Horseracing proverb
  • Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen. ~Ambrose Bierce
  • Error is a hardy plant; it flourishes in every soil. ~Martin F. Tupper
  • Every dog has his day in luck. - Japanese Proverb
  • Everything in life is luck. - Donald Trump
  • For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth. ~Hunter S. Thompson
  • For most men (till by losing rendered sager) Will back their own opinions by a wager. ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Beppo
  • Fortune always will confer an aura - Of worth, unworthily; and in this world - The lucky person passes for a genius. - Euripides
  • Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered. - William Shakespeare
  • Fortune favors the bold. - Terence 190-159 BC
  • Four things put a man beside himself - women, tobacco, cards, and wine. - Proverb
  • From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. ~Syrus
  • Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized. - Dean Inge
  • Gambling is a principle inherent in human nature. - Edmund Burke, in a speech before the House Of Commons (1780)
  • Gambling is a principle inherent in nature. - Edmund Burke, House of Commons speech (1780)
  • Gambling is a way of buying hope on credit. - Alan Wykes
  • Gambling is not about how well you play the games, it's really about how Well you handle your money. - VP Pappy
  • Gambling is the future on the internet. You can only look at so many dirty pictures. - Simon Noble, an Austrian-based internet bookmaker
  • Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair. - Proverb, French
  • Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair. - French Proverb
  • Gambling itself will only end when human nature has changed completely and there are no more bets to win. -Harold S. Smith Sr.
  • Gambling may be wicked; it is very stupid; but it happens to be an innate characteristic of mankind, and that is all one need say about it.
  • Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich - something for nothing. - George Bernard Shaw
  • Gambling undermines the moral fiber of society. ~ Gordon B. Hinkley
  • Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it. - Henry Ward Beecher
  • Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all one thing - it is getting money without giving an equivalent for it. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  • Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something. - Wilson Mizner
  • Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away. - Eric Berne
  • Gaming is a principle inherent in human nature.
  • Gaming is the mother of lies and perjuries.
  • Go and wake up your luck. - Persian Proverb
  • God does not play dice with the universe. - Albert Einstein
  • Good luck has its storms. - George Lucas
  • Good luck needs no explanation. - Shirley Temple Black
  • Greed is the punter's greatest downfall. You can eat only one dinner, why attempt to go for more?
  • Guessing has never been widely acclaimed as a good gambling strategy. - Dr. G
  • He had the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces. - Mark Twain
  • He studies the Bible of fifty-two leaves (a pack of cards). - Proverb
  • He was so honest you could play craps with him over the phone. - Earl Wilson
  • He's a sure card. - John Dryden
  • Heredity deals the cards; environment plays the hand. - Charles L. Brewer
  • Hold em is to stud what chess is to checkers. - Johnny Moss
  • Horse racing is animated roulette. ~ Roger Kahn
  • Horse sense is a good judgement which keeps horses from betting on people. - W. C. Fields
  • How can you tell a poker player is lying? His chips are moving.
  • How do you get a professional poker player off your porch? ... Pay him for the Pizza.
  • How do you get a sweet little 80 year old lady to say f*ck? Get another sweet little 80 year old lady to yell BINGO!
  • How is a casino like a woman? Liquor in the front, poker in the back!
  • How long does it take to learn poker, Dad? All your life, son. Michael Pertwee
  • I agree that gambling is anti-social, but at least it keeps people away from television.
  • I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. - President Thomas Jefferson
  • I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso
  • I am now eased in my finances and replenished in my wardrobe. - Andrew Jackson after winning a horse race.
  • I am sorry I have not learned to play cards. It is very useful in life. It generates kindness and consolidates society. - Samuel Johnson
  • I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean. ~G.K. Chesterton
  • I believe in luck. How else can you explain the success of those you dislike? - Jean Cocteau
  • I believe in luck. The harder I work the luckier I get. - Sam Shoen
  • I believe in publishing my luck. But not in giving it an almighty shove.
  • I bet on a horse at ten-to-one. It didn't come in until half-past five. - Henny Youngman
  • I came to the conclusion long ago that all life is six to five against. - Runyon, Damon
  • I can resist anything except temptation. - Oscar Wilde
  • I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe. - Einstein, Albert
  • I could think of worse ways of going than at the poker table. Al Alvarez
  • I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I do not support gambling in this state. - Craig Benson
  • I don't attempt to be a poker player before this crowd Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.
  • I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. - Oprah Winfrey
  • I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not. ~ Fran Lebowitz
  • I gamble with one foot pointed toward the door. - Frank Scoblete
  • I had nothing to do, so just for a laugh I went to the casino. In three hours I'd laughed away my car.
  • I have been running the craps game since I was a juvenile delinquent. - Frank Detroit, Guys and Dolls
  • I have lost enough money to build a casino.
  • I haven't had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling. ~Kimberly Jones
  • I hope to break even this week. I need the money. - VETERAN LAS VEGAS GAMBLER
  • I invest, you bet, he gambles.
  • I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does. - Joe Garagiola
  • I know a guy at the casino who will not gamble. He just watches the games and makes mental bets. Last week, he lost his mind.
  • I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling, I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle. - Mitch Hedberg
  • I love Vegas. God knows that I know how to find my way around the buffets in Las Vegas. - Rick Majerus, Utah Utes college basketball coach
  • I love blackjack. But I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi circle. - Mitch Hedberg
  • I mean, what do you do in Las Vegas? You gamble - and you go to strip clubs. ~Scott Caan
  • I met with an accident on the way to the track; I arrived safely. ~Joe E. Lewis
  • I must complain the cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand. Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects (1728)
  • I never go looking for a sucker. I look for a Champion and make a sucker of of him. - Amarillo Slim Preston
  • I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. ~John Peel
  • I still do my best to promote poker - Doyle Brunson
  • I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you're done for. - Al Alvarez
  • I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind. - Steve Allen
  • I walked around the casino with a pocket full of chips. I am still trying to get the smell of vinegar out of my trousers.
  • I was playing poker with tarot cards the other night. I got a full house and four people died.
  • I'm absolutely gonna win it, because I'm ruthless. I sit at the poker table and my job is to destroy people - James Woods
  • I'm going to the casino tonight. I hope I break even. I need the money.
  • I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points. - Lewis, Joe E.
  • I've been playing Texas Hold 'em and other forms of poker since I was about 12 - Richard Roeper
  • If I had the money and the drinking capacity, I'd probably live at a roulette table and let my life go to hell. - Michael Ventura
  • If I lose today, I can look forward to winning tomorrow, and if I win today, I can expect to lose tomorrow. A sure thing is no fun. - Chico Marx
  • If I were you, I would not bet. But if you must bet - BET!
  • If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? - Stanislaw J. Lec
  • If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake. ~Eli Siegel
  • If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give. - Bertrand Russell
  • If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being? ~Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  • If you ain't just a little scared when you enter a casino, you are either very rich or you haven't studied the games enough. - VP Pappy
  • If you are a guy, you know you play too much poker if your wet dreams involve nuts instead of breasts. - Breakeven Player
  • If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake. ~F. Wikzek
  • If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. - Chinese Proverb
  • If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy. - Laurie Jr., Joe
  • If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916
  • If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. ~Julia Sorel (Rosalyn Drexler), See How She Runs, 1978
  • If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you. - Paul Newman
  • If, after the first twenty minutes, you don't know who the sucker at the table is, it's you.
  • Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde
  • In Louisiana, we don't bet on football games, we bet on whether a politician is going to be indicted or not. - Mark Duffy
  • In Vegas they'll bet on anything. One casino was ready to let me bet on whether I'd win or lose there.
  • In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number. - Stephen Wright
  • In a bet there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb
  • In a few years there will be only five kings in the world - the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards. - Farouk I
  • In a game of poker, I can put the players' souls in my pocket. Beausourire, Haitian Poker Player
  • In a game of poker, I can put the players' souls in my pocket. ~Beausourire
  • In gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win. ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • In most betting shops you will see three windows marked Bet Here, but only one window with the legend Pay Out. ~Jeffrey Bernard
  • In the case of an earthquake hitting Las Vegas, be sure to go straight to the keno lounge. Nothing ever gets hit there.
  • It (gambling) is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity and the father of mischief.
  • It can be argued that man's instinct to gamble is the only reason he is still not a monkey up in the trees. -Mario Puzo, Inside Las Vegas
  • It is better to make people think you are a bad poker player, then to play and remove all doubt. Michael Gersitz
  • It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. ~Henry Louis Mencken
  • It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ~Seneca
  • It is not the situation that makes the man, but the man who makes the situation. - Frederick W. Robertson
  • It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. ~Joseph de Maistre
  • It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. ~Andre Gide
  • It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief. - Washington, George
  • It is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck. - Joseph Conrad
  • It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit to forgive them for having witnessed your own. ~Jessamyn West
  • It should be noted that the games of children are not games, and must be considered as their most serious actions. - Michel de Montaigne
  • It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. ~Ornette Coleman
  • It's going to finish when I fold my hand and go up to the big poker game in the sky. - Al Alvarez
  • It's hard to imagine a bigger desert oasis than Las Vegas. ~Cinnamon Stomberger
  • It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards. - Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one. - Pope John XXIII
  • Just as outlawing alcohol did not work in the 1920s, current attempts to prohibit online gambling will not work, either. - John Conyers
  • Just because you make mistakes doesn't mean you are one.
  • Las Vegas - my favorite desert mirage. ~Val Saintsbury
  • Las Vegas is sort of like how God would do it if he had money. ~Steve Wynn
  • Las Vegas looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night. ~Chuck Palahniuk
  • Las Vegas: all the amenities of modern society in a habitat unfit to grow a tomato. ~Jason Love
  • Last night I got thrown out of a casino... apparently I completely misunderstood the crap table.
  • Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. - Steven Wright
  • Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people.
  • Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. - Heywood Brown
  • Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. - Jarawala Nehru
  • Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put any in the pot, there won't be any to take out
  • Life's too short for chess. ~Henry James Byron, Our Boys, 1874
  • Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. ~Ray Bradbury
  • Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album, not a smart poker strategy Richard Roeper
  • Look high, look low, and we see that gamblers actually form the majority of the world's inhabitants. - James Runciman, Side Lights (1893)
  • Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.
  • Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you Get. - Ray Kroc
  • Luck is not a factor. - Lindsay Brigman The Abyss (1989)
  • Luck is not chance - It's Toil - Fortune's expensive smile - Is earned. - Emily Dickinson
  • Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.. - E.B. White
  • Luck is the residue of design. - Branch Rickey
  • Luck let a gentleman see Just how nice a dame you can be I know the way you've treated other guys you've been with Luck be a lady with me.
  • Luck never gives; it only lends. ~ Swedish Proverb
  • Luck never made a man wise. - Seneca
  • Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him. - German Proverb
  • Luck's always to blame. - Jean de la Fontaine
  • Lucky at cards, unlucky in love. - Proverb
  • Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. ~Weston H. Agor
  • Making pictures, for an actress, is like betting, for a gambler. Each time you make a picture you try to analyze why you won or lost.
  • Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other. ~Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia, 1823
  • Many can pack the cards that cannot play. - Proverb
  • Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.
  • Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before. - William Wycherley
  • Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional king, but most are jacks. - Laura Swenson
  • Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science. - Henry David Thoreau
  • Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own Thoughtlessness - Democritus
  • Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck - George S. Clason
  • Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. ~Sophia Loren
  • Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. ~Phyllis Theroux, Night Lights
  • Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow. ~Henry S. Haskins
  • Money won is twice as sweet as money earned. ~From the movie The Color of Money
  • Most of the money you'll win at poker comes not from the brilliance of your own play but from the ineptitude of your opponents. Lou Krieger
  • Most people bet with their hands, not over them, and realize that gambling and speculation are good servants and bad masters.
  • Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.
  • Never bet on anything that talks. - Gambling advice
  • Never bet on baseball. - Rose, Pete
  • Never say, oops. Always say, Ah, interesting.
  • Nine gamblers could not feed a single rooster. - Yugoslav proverb
  • Ninety percent of the hands aren't shown in a poker game Doyle Brunson
  • No dog can go as fast as the money you bet on him. - Bud Flanagan
  • No gulls, no luck.- French Proverb
  • No one is luckier than him who believes in his luck. - German Proverb
  • No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling. - Ralph Nader
  • No wife can endure a gambling husband - unless he is a steady winner. - Thomas Robert Dewar
  • No, that's poker. To win, you've gotta get damned lucky - Wilford Brimley
  • Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.. -Orson Welles
  • Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse. - Proverb, American
  • Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse. - Richard Sasuly
  • Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn't play poker. - Amarillo Slim
  • Nothing is sacred to a gamester. - Saurin, Bernard Joseph
  • Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome. ~Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, 1759
  • Noting his mother's visit to Las Vegas the weekend before she died. She got to go to heaven four days early. - President Bill Clinton
  • Old card players never die, they just shuffle away.
  • On a display of I love you only Valentine cards: Now available in multi-packs.
  • Once I accepted the fact my career in sports was over, I started playing poker to support myself - Doyle Brunson
  • One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors; for to dwell upon them is to add to the offense. ~Henry David Thoreau
  • One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~Andre Gide
  • One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball. ~Don Carter
  • One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds. - Dan Bennett
  • One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age. - Mcgoorty, Danny
  • One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. - Oscar Wilde
  • One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. - Wilde, Oscar on Gambling
  • One way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him. - Jeffrey Bernard
  • One who doesn't throw the dice can never expect to score a six. - Navjot Singh Sidhu
  • Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ~Robert F. Kennedy
  • Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties.
  • Our whole life is solving puzzles. ~Erno Rubik
  • POKER, A game said to be played with cards for some purpose to this lexicographer unknown. - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
  • Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women. The rest I spent foolishly. - George Raft
  • Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly. - George Raft
  • Patience. And shuffle the cards. - Cervantes, Don Quixote
  • People who thought it was evil are playing slot machines and lightning does not strike them.
  • People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker - Mary Austin
  • Pitchers don't pitch perfect games every time. Each separate roll of the dice to a player who can control them is like a pitch in a game.
  • Play is hand-to-hand encounter with Fate. - Anatole France
  • Playing poker in their Quonset hut on Tinian, killing the last hours of the preatomic age - Peter Goldman
  • Poker exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great. - Walter Matthau
  • Poker is ... a fascinating, wonderful, intricate adventure on the high seas of human nature. ~David A. Daniel
  • Poker is a lot like sex, everyone thinks they are the best, but most don't have a clue what they are doing! - Dutch Boyd
  • Poker is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you could find outside an advertising agency. - Raymond Chandler
  • Poker is... a fascinating, wonderful, intricate adventure on the high seas of human nature. - David A Daniel
  • Poker's a day to learn and a lifetime to master. ~Robert Williamson III
  • Poker, n. A game said to be played with cards for some purpose to this lexicographer unknown. ~Ambrose Bierce
  • Poker: the art of civilized bushwhacking. - Nick Dandalos
  • Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~Frederick B. Wilcox
  • Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy. ~Samuel Johnson
  • Putting a stop to internet gambling is a necessary reform that targets flagrant violations of state and federal laws. - John Shadegg
  • Really Bad Players Joining Daily. Come Win Some of Their Money. Superior Poker
  • Remember this: The house doesn't beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself. - Nicholas (Nick the Greek) Dandalos
  • Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with. - Proverb
  • Scobe's Fifth Law: All dealers wish they were doing something other than dealing. All dealers have plans to get out of dealing.
  • Scobe's First Law: Whenever the count gets really high and you have your biggest bet out, some moron will sit down and win.
  • Scobe's Fourth Law: The smoke in the casino always drifts towards the non-smoker, regardless of which way the air conditioner is blowing.
  • Scobe's Ninth Law: Seats will magically appear at your blackjack table when the most obnoxious people enter the casino. - Frank Scoblete
  • Scobe's Second law: You never really rejoice at the other guy's blackjack. - Frank Scoblete
  • Scobe's Seventh Law: All Blackjack players are experts who are, unfortunately, willing to share their advice for free. - Frank Scoblete
  • Scobe's Tenth Law: In all endeavors, in all aspects of life, there are more horses' asses than horses! - Frank Scoblete
  • Scobe's Third Law: All morons have bad teeth and bad breath and they will make it a point to sit next to you and talk to you.
  • Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • She got to go to heaven four days early. -President Bill Clinton
  • Show me a wealthy gambler and I'll show you someone who has made his money from something other than gambling.- VP Pappy
  • Smith and Wesson or a Colt always beat four aces. - Proverb, American
  • Some folk want their luck buttered. - Thomas Hardy
  • Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it. - Douglas William Jerrold
  • Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That's why they call it gambling, and that's why they keep flipping over the cards. - Richard Roeper
  • Stop cheating! the dealer told the card player. I'm not! claimed the player.
  • Suckers have no business with money anyway. - Canada Bill Jones
  • Suckers have no business with money anyway. -Canada Bill Jones, Legendary Three-card Monte Dealer
  • T-shirt: My heart belongs to Daddy. . .and so do my credit cards!
  • Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
  • Talk to me baby, I know you understand my needs. -Roger Fleming
  • Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he. - Johann G. Seume
  • That's not serious; it's just human. ~Jerry Kopke
  • The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity. - Tom Harkin
  • The attraction in this city is money, from gambling. What you are if you work here is a shill. - Joe Williams
  • The best bet you get is an even break. - Franklin Pierce Adams
  • The best part about poker is there's no down side - Samantha Bee
  • The best throw of the dice is to throw them away. - English Proverb
  • The better the gambler, the worse the man. ~Publius Syrus
  • The bowling alley is the poor man's country club. ~Sanford Hansell
  • The cards are always stacked in Gods favor.
  • The casino cardinal rule is to keep them playing. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.
  • The champion makes his own luck. - Red Blaik
  • The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; happens at the poker table all the time. - General David Shoup
  • The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; it happens at the poker table all the time. ~David Shoup
  • The devil's in the cards, said Sam, four aces and not a single trump. - Proverb
  • The dice are always loaded in Gods favor.
  • The dice of God are always loaded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The dice of Zeus always fall luckily. - Sophocles
  • The dice of Zeus fall ever luckily. - Sophicles
  • The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
  • The gambler is a moral suicide. ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  • The gambling known as business looks with severe disfavor on the business known as gambling. - Bierce, Ambrose
  • The game [of poker] exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great. - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia)
  • The greatest advantage in gambling lies in not playing at all.
  • The greatest advantage in gambling lies in not playing at all. ~ Girolamo Cardano
  • The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927
  • The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius. - Big Julie
  • The house doesn't beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself. ~Nick Dandalos
  • The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. ~Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
  • The losses as well as the prizes must be drawn from the cheating lottery of life. - Le Sage
  • The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. ~Edward Phelps
  • The more chance there is of stubbing your toe, the more chance you have of stepping into success.
  • The next best thing to gambling and winning is gambling and losing.
  • The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution. ~Stephen Sondheim
  • The only business in the world bigger than gambling is religion...but gambling is not nearly so corrupt. - J. R. Miller
  • The only difference between a winner and a loser is character. - Nick the Greek
  • The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel. - Hubbard, Elbert
  • The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. ~John Powell
  • The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. - Wilson Mizner
  • The people who think they can wind up ahead of the races are everybody who has ever won a bet.
  • The pictures placed for ornament and use, The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose. - Oliver Goldsmith
  • The point is that it looks like gambling because the language of the game is money. - Al Alvarez
  • The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong - but that's the way to bet it. - Damon Runyon
  • The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong but that's the way to bet. - Damon Runyon
  • The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet. - Runyon, Damon
  • The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet. - Grantland Rice
  • The racetrack is a place where windows clean people. - VP Pappy
  • The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. - Kin Hubbard
  • The smarter you play, the luckier you'll be. - Mark Pilarski
  • The smarter you play, the luckier you'll be. -Mark Pilarski
  • The urge to gamble is so universal, and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil. - Heywood Broun
  • The urge to gamble is so universal,and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil. ~ Heywood Broun
  • The wife of a doctor called the casino to get her husband paged. They refused. The house doesn't make doctor calls.
  • There are TWO rules for ultimate success in poker: 1. Never tell everything you know.....
  • There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything. ~Vauvenargues
  • There are three dimensions to credit cards, length, width and debt.
  • There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing. - Proverb, French
  • There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one. - Jack Yelton
  • There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away.
  • There is enough energy wasted in poker to make a hundred thousand successful men every year.
  • There is no gambling like politics. - Benjamin Disraeli
  • There is no one good thing which can be pointed to as produced by betting. It is the prolific mother of a brood without exception evil.
  • There is no such thing as luck. - from Star Wars
  • They are the new breed of slot machine-colorful, fancy, exciting, wonderful...and deadly. - Frank Scoblete
  • They gambled in the Garden of Eden, and they will again if there's another one. - Richard Albert Canfield
  • Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.
  • Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his - Arab Proverb
  • To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. ~Soren Kierkegaard
  • To eat an egg, you must break the shell. ~Jamaican Proverb
  • To play billiards well is the sign of a misspent youth. - Herbert Spencer
  • To win you have to risk loss. ~Jean-Claude Killy
  • True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table: Luckiest he who knows just when to rise and go home - John Milton Hay
  • Trust everyone but always cut the cards. - Benny Binion
  • Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion. ~Francis Bacon
  • Vegas looks like somebody took one of Liberace's jackets and made a city out of it.
  • We are already too dependent on gambling revenue. If we continue, we will soon be owned by them. - Donald L. Carcieri
  • We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. - Earl Nightingale
  • We fail more often by timidity than by over-daring. ~David Grayson
  • We got robbed in poker games lots of times - Doyle Brunson
  • We never talk about gambling around my house. - Doyle Brunson
  • What I know about poker, you can fit into a thimble with room left over, but I'm learning - Wilford Brimley
  • What did the dealer say to the deck of cards? I can not deal with you anymore.
  • What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? ~Robert H. Schuller
  • What is more mortifying than to feel you've missed the Plum for want of courage to shake the Tree? ~Logan Pearsall Smith
  • What is the difference between a poker player and a dog? In about ten years the dog quits whining.
  • What is the difference between a poker room and a church? When you pray in a poker room, you really mean it!!
  • What is the difference between prayer in church and prayer in a casino? In a casino, you really mean it!
  • What's the difference between a large cheese pizza and a poker player? A large cheese pizza can feed a family of 4, a poker player can't.
  • Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • When God throws the dice are loaded. - Greek Proverb
  • When I played pool I was like a good psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions. - Minnesota Fats
  • When I saw those pictures of me at the poker tournament, I couldn't believe how old I looked - Doyle Brunson
  • When fortune flatters, she does it to betray. - Publilius Syrus
  • When the prior plays cards, what will the monks do? - Proverb
  • When we make mistakes they call it evil. When God makes mistakes they call it Nature! ~Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick
  • When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm. ~Dan Heist
  • When your opponent's sittin' there holdin' all the aces, there's only one thing to do: kick over the table. - Dean Martin
  • Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry. - Goldsmith, Oliver
  • Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you. - Cotton Fitzsimmons
  • While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. ~Henry C. Link
  • Whoever called snooker chess with balls was rude, but right. ~Clive James
  • Why didn't the elephant like to play poker in the jungle? Because there were too many cheetahs.
  • Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? ~Frank Scully
  • Why shouldn't you EVER play cards in the jungle? Because there are too many cheetahs.
  • With someone holding nothing but trumps it is impossible to play cards. - Proverb
  • With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights. - Sir Richard Branson
  • With the perverse logic of a degenerate gambler he figured God was testing his faith. - Mario Puzo, Inside Las Vegas
  • Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand. Cool Hand Luke,
  • Yes, I think poker really isn't gambling. - Al Alvarez
  • Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking. ~Tim McMahon
  • You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you felling otherwise. - James Newman
  • You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it. - Albert Einstein
  • You cannot get anything out of nature or from God by gambling; only out of your neighbor. - Ruskin, John
  • You don't gamble to win. You gamble so you can gamble the next day.
  • You don't have to be a beer drinker to play darts, but it helps.
  • You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people. - Will Rogers
  • You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. ~James Thurber
  • You must be, said the dealer. That is not the hand that I dealt you.
  • You must lose a fly to catch a trout. ~George Herbert
  • You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~Colette
  • You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take. ~Wayne Gretzky
  • You're gonna lose some ball games and you're gonna win some ball games and that's about it. - Sparky Anderson
  • You're not allowed to give yourself a nickname. This holds true in life as well as in poker. - Richard Roeper
  • Your best chance to get a Royal Flush in a casino is in the bathroom. VP Pappy

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