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I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.

One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.
Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
I have to confess that I had gambled on my soul and lost it with heroic insouciance and lightness of touch. The soul is so impalpable, so often useless, and sometimes such a nuisance, that I felt no more emotion on losing it than if, on a stroll, I had mislaid my visiting card.
Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich, something for nothing.
You cannot get anything out of nature or from God by gambling; only out of your neighbor.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet.
I came to the conclusion long ago that all life is six to five against.
He was a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser, show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse.
There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing.
The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.
Smith and Wesson or a Colt always beat four aces.
Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with.
One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.
I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points.
The losses as well as the prizes must be drawn from the cheating lottery of life.
If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy.
Sir, I do not call a gamester a dishonest man; but I call him an unsociable man, an unprofitable man. Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good.
The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel.
Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry.
Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company.
The world is the house of the strong. I shall not know until the end what I have lost or won in this place, in this vast gambling den where I have spent more than sixty years, dicebox in hand, shaking the dice.
No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner.
I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now and then, but every turn of the card and cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive -- besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else.
The gambling known as business looks with severe disfavor on the business known as gambling.
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.

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