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.
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.
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.
There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away.
I bet on a horse at ten-to-one. It didn't come in until half-past five.
At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons.
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.
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.
One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.
A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to us than the 99 which we had to work for, and the money won at Faro or in the stock market snuggles into our hearts in the same way.
In the case of an earthquake hitting Las Vegas, be sure to go straight to the Keno Lounge. Nothing ever gets hit there.
If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
No wife can endure a gambling husband, unless he is a steady winner.
In a bet there is a fool and a thief.
Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry.
Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.
Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with.
If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy.
The losses as well as the prizes must be drawn from the cheating lottery of life.
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