What Did People Say?
We’re going to separate the quotes in a few categories, starting with philosophers, all the way to a few quotes from unknown authors. Some of them are written and said in the early ages when gambling was first… well, gambled! Others are from great people of the 21st century that we think will surprise you! Continue reading!
Sadly, we couldn’t find more philosophers’ quotes, but these two stand out and we just had to share that wisdom:
‘Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.’Seneca
‘Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.’Baltasar Gracián y Morales
Let’s see what some of the most famous politicians have said regarding gambling, shall we? Who knows – they might have played a game or two as well? Here are some of our personal favourites:
‘If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.’ Benjamin Franklin
‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.’ Thomas Jefferson
‘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
‘We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn’t come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn’t do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell.’ Barak Obama
There is no gambling like politics.’ Benjamin Disraeli
Not all have been gamblers, however, they’ve had an idea of what playing games of chance is. Some of the most famous authors have shared words of wisdom and here are our top 5 picks:
By gaming we lose both our time and treasure: two things most precious to the life of man.’ Owen Feltham
‘The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.’ Bret Harte
‘Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.’ Oscar Wilde
‘A gambler plays even when the odds are immutable and against him.’ Roger “Lou Krieger” Lubin
‘Gambling is a principle inherent in human nature.’ Edmund Burke
Sometimes, we find wise words that were said by a person we do not know but admire. Let’s have a look:
‘In the case of an earthquake hitting Las Vegas, be sure to go straight to the Keno Lounge. Nothing ever gets hit there.’ Author Unknown
‘Dear Lord, help me to break even. I need the money.’ Author Unknown
‘Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.’ Author Unknown
‘A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.’ Author Unknown
‘There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away.’ Author Unknown
There are a lot of gambling proverbs that have been written and said since the existence of humanity. Some of them seem too difficult to understand, while others are straight to the point. Here are some of the most common proverbs that we’ve found:
‘A pack of cards is the devil’s prayer-book.’ German Proverb
‘In a bet there is a fool and a thief.’ Proverb
‘In a bet there is a fool and a thief.’ 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
‘Luck never gives; it only lends.’ Swedish Proverb
‘Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.’ German Proverb
‘The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.’ English Proverb
‘Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.’ French Proverb
‘Every dog has his day in luck.’ Japanese Proverb
‘Nine gamblers could not feed a single rooster.’ Yugoslav Proverb
‘Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold.’ Yiddish Proverb
And For Dessert – One-Liners!
Enough wisdom – let’s laugh a little bit! We’re not going to go too far, as we have another dedicated post about gambling puns which we think you’ll like a lot. Plus, for more jokes, we have another article, where we’ve shared a lot of giggles. Anyways, let’s see what one-liners we’ve prepared!
‘China’s currency will depreciate soon. Yuan bet?’
‘Does a glassmaker with a gambling addiction suffer from win-dough pain?’
Hear about the sarcastic gambler?
He was a real eye-roller!
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