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This compilation contains some of the best quotes we could find related to gambling, luck and money.

Since humans have existed they have gambled away their fortunes, and it is probably the fate of man to continue gambling so long as there is anything left to bet on…

WikiCommons: Ladbrokes odds for the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton / Ladbrokes Quoten für die Hochzeit von Prinz William von Wales und Kate MiddletonPhoto: Steve Punter (Wikimedia Commons)

Gambling and Luck Quotations

These quotations are sorted chronologically and appear quite representative of gambling as it has developed over the last 2,000 years or more…

Luck is what happens
when preparation meets opportunity.

(ca. 4 BC – 65 AD; Roman philosopher, dramatist, and writer)
Quit while you’re ahead.
All the best gamblers do.

Baltasar Gracián y Morales
(1601-1658; Spanish Jesuit, writer, and philosopher)
By gaming we lose both our time and treasure:
two things most precious to the life of man.

Owen Feltham
(1602-1668; English essay writer)
If you would be wealthy,
think of saving as well as getting.

Benjamin Franklin
(1706-1790; American politician, scientist, inventor, and statesman)
I’m a great believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826; American third president of the United States)
If you must play,
decide upon three things at the start:
the rules of the game,
the stakes,
and the quitting time.

Chinese Proverb

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Best 50 Inspirational and Motivational Football Quotes http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/sports-quotes/best-50-inspirational-motivational-football-quotes/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/sports-quotes/best-50-inspirational-motivational-football-quotes/#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:08:19 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=2692 more »]]>

Soccerwidow has collected 50 of the top inspirational quotes about football, courtesy of a few of the most renowned coaches and players of the last 100 years. Let’s learn some great lessons in life from the game of football in its various guises (sorry to all the purists, we’ve included a few ‘American’ football quotes too!).

Soccer team of injured businessmen after a tough gameImage: Luis Louro (Shutterstock)

These inspiring and intelligent football quotes are sorted chronologically by the author’s birth year and can just as easily be applied to everyday life. Enjoy!

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
George Halas
(1895-1983, former player, coach, owner and pioneer in professional American football)
Show me a good and gracious loser
and I’ll show you a failure.

Knute Rockne
(1888-1931, former American football player and coach)
In life, as in football,
you won’t go far
unless you know where the goalposts are.

Arnold H. Glasow
(1905-1998, former American humorist)
You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.
Paul Brown
(1908-1991, former American football coach)
The difference between
a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi
(1913-1970, former American football coach)
Aim for the sky
and you’ll reach the ceiling.
Aim for the ceiling
and you’ll stay on the floor.

Bill Shankly
(1913–1981, former Scottish footballer and Liverpool manager)

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50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/50-stupidity-ignorance-quotes/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/50-stupidity-ignorance-quotes/#comments Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:42:21 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=2890 more »]]>

Being ignorant means lacking knowledge; yet, possessing information alone does not mean having knowledge

Quote: I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know - CiceroText Art: Elena Schaelike (Wisejam)

People may be aware of a multitude of facts and there may be vast amounts of information available but, if the matter is not properly understood, no knowledge will accrue, and ignorance will remain.

We have collected together 50 of the finest and brightest quotes and sayings on the subject of ignorance and stupidity. Good luck on your journey through our collection!

Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
Publilius Syrus
(1st century BC, Latin writer of maxims)
Real knowledge is to know
the extent of one’s ignorance.

(551-479 BC, Chinese teacher and philosopher)
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
(c. 480-406 BC, tragedian of classical Athens)
I am not ashamed to confess
I am ignorant of what I do not know.

(106-43 BC, Roman philosopher and statesman)
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
(c. 5th/6th century, Buddhist monk)
Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.

Dalai Lama
(1357-1419, high lama of Tibetan Buddhism)

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25 Most Notable and Wise Quotes about Mathematics http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/notable-wise-math-quotes-mathematics/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/notable-wise-math-quotes-mathematics/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:12:38 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=3710 more »]]>

There is great intrinsic value in maths: Nothing is as straightforward and honest.

If you make a mistake at the outset then everything else you build on this false foundation will be wrong as well. Nevertheless, there is no mistake which cannot be rectified. This is the beauty of maths!

Math Quote: If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is - John von NeumannCollage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: Luis Louro, Background: Dusit

This compilation contains 25 of the best quotes related to mathematics. They are very notable sayings, several of them even analogies for life itself. Enjoy!

The mathematical sciences
particularly exhibit
order, symmetry, and limitation;
and these are the greatest forms
of the beautiful.

(384-322 BC, Greek philosopher)
Mathematics is the door
and key to the sciences.

Roger Bacon
(c. 1214-1294, English philosopher and Franciscan friar)
Nature is written
in mathematical language.

Galileo Galilei
(1564-1642, Italian physicist, mathematician, and astronomer)
Mathematicians are [like]
a sort of Frenchmen;
if you talk to them,
they translate it into their own language,
and then it is immediately
something quite different.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749-1832, German novelist, dramatist, poet, humanist, and philosopher)
Mathematics is
the queen of sciences
and arithmetic is
the queen of mathematics.

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß
(1777-1855, German mathematician and scientist)
The study of mathematics,
like the Nile,
begins in minuteness
but ends in magnificence.

Charles Caleb Colton
(1780-1832, English cleric, writer and collector)
Mathematics is the science of
what is clear by itself.

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
(1804-1851, German mathematician)

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50 Remarkable & Wise Quotes About Patience http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/50-remarkable-wise-quotes-about-patience/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/50-remarkable-wise-quotes-about-patience/#respond Sat, 24 Oct 2015 09:40:37 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=5307 more »]]> Who hasn’t heard the saying “Have patience, my friend, have patience; For Rome wasn’t built in a day!”?

Nevertheless, this is not the only wise saying about patience. We have actually even omitted this in our quotes collection as there are so many others, even more significant and noteworthy words about patience.

Patience is a flower which doesnt grow in everybodys gardenImage: Elena Schaelike (Wisejam)

This collection contains 50 of the best wise sayings and quotes on patience, arranged by birth year of the author. Enjoy!

Wise to resolve,
and patient to perform.

(7th or 8th century BC,
greatest of ancient Greek epic poets)
Patience is bitter,
but its fruit is sweet.

(384 – 322 BC, Greek philosopher and scientist)
Patience is the best remedy
for every trouble.

(c. 254 – 184 BC, Roman playwright of the Old Latin period)
It is easier to find men
who will volunteer to die,
than to find those
who are willing to endure pain with patience.

Gaius Julius Caesar
(100 BC – 44 BC, Roman statesman, general
and notable author of Latin prose)
Bear patiently with a rival.
Publius Ovidius Naso,
known as Ovid
(43 BC – AD 17/18, Roman poet)
Everyone ought to bear patiently
the results of his own conduct.

(first century Roman fabulist,
Latin author and versifier of Aesop’s fables)
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Augustine of Hippo,
also known as Saint Augustine or Saint Austin
(354 – 430, Algerian Christian theologian and philosopher)

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Top 50 Money Quotes to Change the Way You Think http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/money-quotes/top-50-money-quotes-to-change-the-way-you-think/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/money-quotes/top-50-money-quotes-to-change-the-way-you-think/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:10:56 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=4827 more »]]> It usually isn’t what you have or don’t have that makes you feel rich or poor. It is about how you think about possessions or the lack of them. Money does not ensure happiness, nor does it guarantee success.

Here are 50 thought-provoking proverbs and quotes about money, success and financial wealth gathered from famous businessmen, great thinkers, and ancient philosophers.

Value Quote: Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time - Jim RohnCollage of own and Shutterstock images; Foreground: Jason Stitt, Background: Soccerwidow

When you seek advice about your finances, it’s often quite inspirational, interesting, and sometimes even humerous to embrace the opinions of other people. Check out our 50 carefully selected money quotes: we hope they will help change your thinking and attitude towards money in a positive way.

The art is not in making money,
but in keeping it.

Dutch Proverb
You must spend money to make money.
(ca. 254-184BC, Roman playwright of the Old Latin period)
A good reputation is more valuable than money.
Publilius Syrus
(46-29BC, Latin writer of sententiae)
What difference does it make
how much you have?
What you do not have
amounts to much more.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca,
often known simply as Seneca
(4BC-AD65, Roman philosopher,statesman and dramatist)
Nothing is more dangerous to men
than a sudden change of fortune.

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus
(35-100, Roman rhetorician from Hispania )
Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.

(55-135, Greek Stoic philosopher)
Never stand begging for that
which you have the power to earn.

Miguel de Cervantes
(1547-1616, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright)
Cartoon of two businessmen handshaking with ulterior motivesMoney lent to a friend
must be recovered from an enemy.

German Proverb

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50 Quotes about Beauty – Remarkable Words of Wisdom http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/quotes-about-beauty-great-best-words-of-wisdon/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/quotes-about-beauty-great-best-words-of-wisdon/#respond Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:24:45 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=5166 more »]]> Whether you are looking for philosophical quotes about beauty or just some inspiring words for your next creative, motivational speech then you should find something of interest in the following 50 quotes by ancient philosophers, famous people, beauty lovers or otherwise…

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder - PlatoText Art: Elena Schaelike (Wisejam)

Our collection of great words of beauty wisdom is sorted chronologically by birth year of the unforgettable originator. May they revive and inspire you, and aid your outlook on life and/or business… Enjoy!

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
(c. 428-348 BC, Greek philosopher, as well as mathematician)
Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.

(551-479 BC, Chinese teacher and philosopher)
Beauty is a fragile gift.
Publius Ovidius Naso,
known as Ovid
(43 BC – AD 17/18, Roman poet)
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis,
known in English as Juvenal
(active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD, Roman poet)
Let the beauty of what you love
what you do.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī,
more popularly simply as Rūmī
(1207-1273, Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, and theologian)
Beauty surrounds us,
but usually we need
to be walking in a garden to know it.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī,
more popularly simply as Rūmī
(1207-1273, Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, and theologian)
Beauty awakens the soul to act.
Durante degli Alighieri,
simply called Dante
(c. 1265-1321, major Italian poet)
milk thistles caught at the end of their livesThe autumn of beauty is still beautiful.
Latin Proverb

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Best 50 Sharing Knowledge Quotes – Words of Great Wisdom http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/business-quotes/best-50-sharing-knowledge-quotes-inspirational-motivational/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/business-quotes/best-50-sharing-knowledge-quotes-inspirational-motivational/#comments Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:40:17 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=2824 more »]]>

Sharing knowledge has helped mankind survive and evolve into the intelligent and productive species he is today. In the animal kingdom and indeed in business, knowledge sharing can make the difference between survival and extinction.

WikiCommons: Carvings on Yōmeimon Gate at Tōshō-gū Shrine in NikkoPhoto: Jakub Hałun (Wikimedia Commons)

This collection contains 50 of the best wise sayings and quotes on knowledge sharing, arranged by birth year of the author. Enjoy!

There is no wealth like knowledge,
and no poverty like ignorance.

(c. 400/500 BC, founder of Buddhism)
It is not once nor twice but times without number
that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

‘On The Heavens’, Manual of Greek Mathematics
(c.384 BC-c.322 BC, Greek philosopher and polymath)
In order to properly understand the big picture,
everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and
obsessed with one small section of truth.

(c.312 BC-c.230 BC, Chinese Confucian philosopher)
In vain have you acquired knowledge
if you have not imparted it to others.

Deuteronomy Rabbah
(c.900, commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy)
Share your knowledge.
It’s a way to achieve immortality.

Dalai Lama
(1357-1419, high lama of Tibetan Buddhism)

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This is a compilation of funny, quick, short one liner jokes and sayings about money.

Not all of them have a deeper meaning. This collection is simply intended to bring a smile to your face or brighten up your day…

Cartoon: Zookeepers watch amazed bears working on computersSomehow they figured out how to monetize their brand.

Image: Cartoonresource (Shutterstock)

The one liners are grouped in Money Jokes taken from Life (first page), Financial One Liner Jokes (2nd page), Money One Liners related to Family and Friends (3rd page), politically incorrect but somehow funny Sexist Money Jokes (4th page), Question Answer Money Jokes (5th page) and Perils of Life Money Jokes (6th page).

Money Jokes taken from Life

Imagine, I have love letters in six different languages!
So what? I pay child support in eight different currencies.
I can handle money!
I know how to spend money,
I know how to get into debt and
I know how to lose money.
Borrow money from pessimists,
they don’t expect it back.
Living on earth may be expensive,
but it includes an annual free trip around the sun.
Nothing is foolproof to a talented fool.
An oil sheik says in a gallery:
I really admire Picasso.
There is nobody who was able to sell oil so expensive.

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50 Best Discipline Quotes – Self-Control and Willpower http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/top-50-proverbs-quotes-discipline-self-control/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/life-quotes/top-50-proverbs-quotes-discipline-self-control/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:11:38 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=2760 more »]]>

It is more than 2,000 years ago that the great Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do”. Rather plain and obvious words, but with such a truly remarkable and mindful message!

Discipline quote: What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do - AristotleCollage of own and Shutterstock images; Foreground: Inga Marchuk, Background: Soccerwidow

Self-discipline facilitates goals and keeps our attitude elevated. You can even say that discipline is the foundation of happiness and the uttermost requirement for success.

Our hand-picked selection of quotes contains the best proverbs and citations we could find related to discipline, self-control, determination and willpower. The quotations are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Let them lead you, let them motivate and inspire you…

A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu
(604 BC – 531 BC, Chinese philosopher)
It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

(c. 563 BC – 483 BC, founder of Buddhism)
For a man to conquer himself
is the first and noblest of all victories.

(424/423 – 348/347 BC, philosopher in Classical Greece)
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
(65 BC – 8 BC, Roman lyric poet)
What lies in our power to do,
lies in our power not to do.

(384 BC – 322 BC, Greek philosopher and polymath)
Baseball PlayerWhere no oxen are, the crib is clean.
Proverb 14:4 (King James Bible)

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