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  There is no better gambling than not to gamble.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.  
 -  German Proverb
  

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

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

  The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.  
 -  English Proverb
  

  Gambling is a way of buying hope on credit.  
 -  Alan Wykes
  

  God does not play dice with the universe.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.  
 -  Alex Trebek
  

  Look around the poker table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because it must be you.  
 -  Amarillo Slim
  

  Lottery, n. A tax on people who are bad at math.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian.  
 -  Artie Lange
  

  Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Most of the time stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble to give way to hope, fear and greed.  
 -  Benjamin Graham
  

  In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.  
 -  Casino, 1995
  

  Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.  
 -  Charles Lamb
  

  Chuck Norris once broke a mirror on a black cat under a ladder on Friday the thirteenth and then won the lottery.  
 -  Chuck Norris jokes
  

  I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I'm not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling, though I'm not knocking them, but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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.  
 -  Danny McGoorty
  

  What I am looking for: What is a great business that is trading at 90% off? Why did I buy some casino stocks three weeks ago? I bought into a company that was off 90% and I didn't think they were going under. And that stock has gone from $3 to $6 in three weeks. It's taking going in the right places. If you don't know where to go, I always recommend that you go into indexes.  
 -  David Bach, 2009
  

  The Monte Carlo casino refused to admit me until I was properly dressed so I went and found my stockings, and then came back and lost my shirt.  
 -  Dorothy Parker
  

  The only man who makes money following the horses is one who does it with a broom and a shovel.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.  
 -  Fran Lebowitz
  

  Worry is definitely an addiction. In fact, worrying is like playing a slot machine in a gambling casino. Occasionally the worrier will hit the jackpot and be rewarded for something that actually happens. If you worry long enough about the stock market crashing, you'll eventually hit the jackpot, because from time to time it's always going to crash.  
 -  Gay Hendricks
  

  The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

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

  Women don't gamble as much as men because their total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.  
 -  Germaine Greer
  

  Someone asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true and incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  God does not play dice, bankers do.  
 -  Greg Curtis
  

  There is a lure for power. It can get into a man's blood just as gambling and lust for money have been known to do.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

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

  Worry is definitely an addiction. In fact, worrying is like playing a slot machine in a gambling casino. Occasionally the worrier will hit the jackpot and be rewarded for something that actually happens. If you worry long enough about the stock market crashing, you'll eventually hit the jackpot, because from time to time it's always going to crash.  
 -  Gay Hendricks
  

  The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

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

  Women don't gamble as much as men because their total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.  
 -  Germaine Greer
  

  Someone asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true and incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  God does not play dice, bankers do.  
 -  Greg Curtis
  

  There is a lure for power. It can get into a man's blood just as gambling and lust for money have been known to do.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

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

  There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.  
 -  Jack Yelton
  

  Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery?'  
 -  Jay Leno
  

  A casino is a place where you lose a hundred dollars in a slot machine and shrug your shoulders, then lose one dollar in a Coke machine and swear like crazy.  
 -  Jeff Shaw
  

  In most betting shops you will see three windows marked 'Bet Here,' but only one window with the legend 'Pay Out.'  
 -  Jeffrey Bernard
  

  Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.  
 -  John Dewey
  

  True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.  
 -  John Milton Hay
  

  According to statistics, it's a lot easier to get hit by lightning than to win the lottery. The good side is you don't hear from your relatives.  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  Don't knock bingo. It's the only chance working-class people like me will ever have of owning a giant ceramic cheetah.  
 -  Johnny Vegas
  

  It's the ability to believe in the unpredictability of the game at the micro level and simultaneously believe in the predictability of the game at the macro level that makes the casino and the professional gambler effective and successful at what they do.  
 -  Mark Douglas
  

  Why do casinos make consistent money on an event that has a random outcome? Because they know that over a series of events, the odds are in their favor. They also know that to realize the benefits of the favorable odds, they have to participate in every event.  
 -  Mark Douglas
  

  I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.  
 -  Mitch Hedberg
  

  Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: Some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  By gaming we lose both our time and treasure: two things most precious to the life of man.  
 -  Owen Feltham
  

  A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned.  
 -  Paul Newman
  

  Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.  
 -  Paul Samuelson
  

  The basic story remains simple and never-ending. Stocks aren't lottery tickets. There's a company attached to every share.  
 -  Peter Lynch
  

  I joined Gamblers Anonymous. They gave me two to one I don't make it.  
 -  Rodney Dangerfield
  

  Horse racing is animated roulette.  
 -  Roger Kahn
  

  Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty- seven billion just by being around those people.  
 -  Samantha Bee
  

  Gambling is the future on the internet. You can only look at so many dirty pictures.  
 -  Simon Noble
  

  When I was young, people called me a gambler. As the scale of my operations increased I became known as a speculator. Now I am called a banker. But I have been doing the same thing all the time.  
 -  Sir Ernest Cassel
  

  I've been writing a book for years called Horses That Owe Me Money.  
 -  Sophie Tucker
  

  I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind.  
 -  Steve Allen
  

  I stayed up one night playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.  
 -  Steven Wright
  

  A gambler never makes the same mistake twice. It's usually three or more times.  
 -  Terrence Murphy
  

  I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  A lottery is a salutary instrument and a tax... laid on the willing only, that is to say, on those who can risk the price of a ticket without sensible injury, for the possibility of a higher prize.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  When I get home from the racetrack my wife never asks any questions if I tell her I just ate a $400 hot dog.  
 -  Tom Conway
  

  Life is like a gamble. You can't win every game. But if the chip is in your hands, you will always have hope.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Never gamble, what you can't afford to lose.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Love is gambling, not with money but with your heart. You can always get money back, but you might not get your heart back.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Life is like a gamble, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But whatever cards in life, whether club, spade or diamond, always remember, never play with the heart.  
 -  Unknown
  

  School is like going to Vegas. Gambling thousands of dollars when there's no guarantee you'll be successful.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Every nation must have its legalized form of gambling. We have our Wall Street.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.  
 -  Wilson Mizner