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Pearls of wisdom... and luck: gambling quotations

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSION' started by ohbhave, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. ohbhave


    <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:auto auto auto -.05in;border-collapse:collapse;border:medium none;" class="MsoTableGrid">Albert Einstein, famous physicist: You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it. Jack Yelton: There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one. Owen Felltham: By gaming we lose both our time and treasure - two things most precious to the life of man. Simon Noble, an Austrian-based internet bookmaker: Gambling is the future on the internet. You can only look at so many dirty pictures. Kin Hubbard: The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. Jim Jones: A man's gotta make at least one bet a day, else he could be walking around lucky and never know it. Steve Allen, entertainer: I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind. Dean Martin, singer & actor: When your opponent's sittin' there holdin' all the aces, there's only one thing to do: kick over the table. Former US president Bill Clinton: Commenting on his mother's visit to Las Vegas on the weekend before she died: She got to go to heaven four days early. Franz Rosenthal, Gambling in Islam (1975): 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. Roger Fleming: Why otherwise would that dignified fellow dressed like a banker be sitting at a machine murmuring; Talk to me baby, I know you understand my needs. Chico Marx, comedian: 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. Richard Albert Canfield: They gambled in the Garden of Eden and they will again if there's another one. Mario Puzo, Author, Inside Las Vegas: It can be argued that man's instinct to gamble is the only reason he is still not a monkey up in the trees. Andrew Beyer: I've learned the lesson that the worst thing that can happen to a gambler is to let his recent losses or wins knock him off keel emotionally. Timothy L. O'Brien, Bad Bet (1998): Judged by the dollars spent, gambling is now more popular in America than baseball, the movies, and Disneyland - combined. Mark Pilarski: The smarter you play, the luckier you'll be. Pope John XXIII: Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one. Ralph Waldo Emeerson: Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Nick Dandalos, poker champion: The house doesn't beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself. Nick Dandalos, poker champion: The only difference between a winner and a loser is character. Annabel Davis-Goff, The Literary Companion to Gambling: When a gambler picks up a pack of cards or a pair of dice, he feels as though he has reduced an unmanageable world to a finite, visible and comprehensive size. Mark Twain, author: Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a lifetime, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her. Jean Cocteau, artist & poet: I believe in luck. How else can you explain the success of those you dislike? Amarillo Slim: Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn't play poker. Benjamin Franklin, former US president: Diligence is the mother of good luck. Orson Welles, actor & director: Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck. Wilson Mizner: The only sure thing about luck is that it will change . Phil Hellmuth, poker champion: If it weren't for luck, I'd win every time. Yiddish proverb: Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold . Swedish proverb: Luck never gives, it only lends. Harold S. Smith Sr., I Want to Quit Winners: Gambling itself will only end when human nature has changed completely and there are no more bets to win. -- Edited by ohbhave at 04:23, 2008-11-18
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  2. victor777

    victor777 Banned

    Cool quotes! hehe ;) "
    And based on the quotes you've given... this my favorite The smarter you play, the luckier you'll be. -Mark Pilarski"
    hehe ;)

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