Top 50 Quotes about Gambling, Luck and Money

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

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. Artisan
    25 November 2011 at 10:58 am #

    An excellent compilation. Very comprehensive list. Thanks!

  2. Italian
    2 December 2011 at 7:03 am #

    A Ultimate List 😀

    I love this one… Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways: women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.

    • Soccerwidow
      2 December 2011 at 11:10 am #

      So, you don’t gamble then?

  3. wiseGEEK
    10 December 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    Considering whether or not you are a compulsive gambler can be really frightening. After all, no one likes to admit to being out of control.

    Gambling can become an addiction, and many individuals find the lure to gamble as powerful as any addictive drug.

  4. Lica
    26 December 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Phew! Got there in the end! It’s a great collection, Soccerwidow!

    I’m going to present my hubby with some of these quotes!! Hehehe

  5. Johnny
    2 January 2012 at 1:10 am #

    “Since human brain has some limits on its capacity for processing information…”

    Oh no… life is hard…

    Thanks a lot for the article! very good!

  6. MarryMe
    3 January 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Holy crap…so many good sayings.

  7. TJ
    13 February 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    If you ain’t just a little scared when you enter a casino, you are either very rich or you haven’t studied the games enough.

    Great post. This one I think is especially important.

    Some people spend so much time gambling and forget their family and friends… I think these quotes say a lot about psychology of gambling.

  8. Ricardo
    12 March 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    First of all congratulations for your website and your approach and observation you have about betting and sports.

    Do you believe between all kind of “traders” in sports betting the best guaranteed way “based on statistics, observation and real money” the sharpbet is the best to making profit in long term?

  9. Para
    10 April 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    I’d like to echo the thanks going out for this great collection. It is very helpful!

  10. Calla
    30 April 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Great resource, definitely inspiring and got me thinking. Thanks!

  11. orro
    20 May 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    There are so many ways to lose, but so few ways to win. Perhaps the best way to achieve victory is to master all the rules for disaster, and then concentrate on avoiding them.

    quoting Victor Niederhoffer

    • Julie B Mark
      1 June 2012 at 6:31 am #

      No. The quickest route to failure is fear of trying.

    • Shaggy Frog
      7 June 2012 at 11:44 pm #

      Is it like concentrating on weakness and ignoring the strengths????

    • Edison
      13 July 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      If you believe that what you focus on you’ll get more of – you may be attracting more disaster.

      The first rule of avoiding disaster – don’t focus on mastering disaster. You may find yourself up to your butt in aligators for a long time!

      Put your focus more on enjoying the journey and less on crossing the finish line. The only winner when you don’t is your Ego.

  12. John L
    5 September 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Quality reading. Thanks!

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