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…

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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.

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

Bret Harte
(1836-1902; American author and poet)
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)


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

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

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

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