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Top 50 Quotes about Gambling, Luck and Money



The only sure thing about luck is
that it will change.

Bret Harte
(1836-1902; American author and poet)
Close up of roulette wheel with football instead ballImage: Slavoljub Pantelic (Shutterstock)
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
(1838-1905, American statesman, diplomat, author, and journalist)
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor
upon the business known as gambling.

Ambrose Bierce
(1842-1914; American journalist, writer, fabulist, and satirist)
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
(1852-1921; German-born British merchant banker and capitalist)
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing,
it is always from the noblest motives.

Oscar Wilde
(1854-1900; Irish writer and poet)
It is better to have a permanent income
than to be fascinating.

Oscar Wilde
(1854-1900; Irish writer and poet)


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22 Responses to “Top 50 Quotes about Gambling, Luck and Money”

  1. Marianna
    28 October 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Heads they win; tails we lose!

    I know of people who believe that winning is everything and that they have failed in a sense, if they do not win. Winning and losing are not mutually exclusive.

    Even if one should ‘lose’ there is so much that they could have ‘won’.

    If one’s perspective is grounded in respecting the journey then so much can be learnt from a loss. Winning and losing are not mutually exclusive and should not be perceived to be so.

  2. Lucky Mojo
    28 December 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Don’t bet your eating money, that will save your life if you listen to it.

  3. Soccerwidow
    4 April 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    The excitement that a gambler feels when making a bet is equal to the amount he might win times the probability of winning it. (Blaise Pascal)

  4. thomaskendall
    27 July 2014 at 6:09 am #

    Great quotes, all of them are inspiring and real. People must really know when to quit. Thanks.

  5. Mauricio Delgado
    30 June 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    This is probably the best compilation of gambling quotes that I’ve seen, great job!

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