Top 50 Quotes about Gambling, Luck and Money

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
(1856-1950; Irish playwright
and co-founder of the London School of Economics)

Jockey Martin Garcia pilots "Stirred Up" at Santa Anita Race TrackJockey Martin Garcia pilots “Stirred Up” (second from right) to his first win
at Santa Anita Race Track on March 3, 2012 in Arcadia, CA. ( Cheryl Ann Quigley | Shutterstock )

In gambling the many must lose in order
that the few may win.

George Bernard Shaw
(1856-1950; Irish playwright
and co-founder of the London School of Economics)
The only man who makes money following the races
is one who does it with a broom and shovel.

Elbert Hubbard
(1856-1915; American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher)
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
(1859-1952; American psychologist and educational reformer)
The safest way to double your money is
to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.

Kin Hubbard
(1868-1930; American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist)
The sure way of getting nothing from something.

Wilson Mizner
(1876-1933; American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur)

learn to think like a bookmaker!
deciphering bookmaker mathematics

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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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