Gambling Quotes

Trade and gambling and a woman occasionally - that was a mans life.

Anthony Burgess

Monotheism introduced the idea that we should passively accept whatever fate God dealt. Gambling seemed to be a refusal to do that.

Aaron C. Brown

Poker teaches self-reliance, self-control, self-respect, self-denial, and independence. But when cards are wild or are given fictitious authority, the noble game is robbed of its romance, grace and stimulation and degenerates into a gambling scheme.

Henry Fountain Ashurst

Las Vegas is a society of armed masturbators/gambling is the kicker here/sex is extra/weird trip for high rollers ... house-whores for winners, hand jobs for the bad luck crowd.

HUNTER S. THOMPSON

In the fledgling days of the town, the notorious Block 16 was set aside for card games and prostitution. Sin and commerce have marched hand-in-hand ever since, but this alliance made Las Vegas no more atypical than any other American city of the time. The difference is that Las Vegas extolled with pride what other places sought to hide. To the commonplace culture of heavily populated cities and industrial towns that made up the urban fabric of the country, Las Vegas alone stood as the behavioral "Other," a land where the "victimless" crimes of sex, drink, and gambling were not only condoned, but celebrated.

MARK GOTTDIENER

To most people, Las Vegas is synonymous with gambling and glitter; a slightly, pleasingly sinful fairyland for adults where they can watch the most entertaining performers and biggest names in show business in between bouts of indulging in games of chance that everyone knows favor the house.

CLIFFORD L. LINEDECKER

A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian.

Artie Lange

Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less than what we hoped for.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling.

Ralph Nader

Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honoured by the name of speculation; but which ought to be called Gambling.

William Cobbett

All exchange stimulates productive activity, whether exchange by gift, gambling, barter, or money transaction.

Aaron C. Brown

There is a deep, ancient connection between gambling and divination.

Aaron C. Brown

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something.

Wilson Mizner

The greatest advantage in gambling lies in not playing at all.

Girolamo Cardano

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

Ambrose Bierce

The secret affinity between gambling and the desert . . . Gambling itself is a desert form, inhuman, uncultured, initiatory, a challenge to the natural economy of value, a crazed activity on the fringes of exchange. But it also has a strict limit and stops abruptly; its boundaries are exact, its passion knows no confusion. Neither the desert nor gambling are open areas; their spaces are finite and concentric, increasing in intensity toward the interior, toward a central point, be it the spirit of gambling or the heart of the desert a privileged, immemorial space, where things lose their shadow, where money loses its value, and where the extreme rarity of traces of what signals to us there leads men to seek the instantaneity of wealth.

Jean Baudrillard

Gambling undermines the moral fiber of society.

Gordon B. Hinkley

Gambling is a principle inherent in nature.

Edmund Burke

At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons.

Chinese Proverb

Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all one thing--it is getting money without giving an equivalent for it.

Henry Ward Beecher

The gambling known as business looks with severe disfavor on the business known as gambling.

Ambrose Bierce

No wife can endure a gambling husband,unless he is a steady winner.

Lord Thomas Robert Dewar

It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice.

Jim Morrison

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

George Bernard Shaw

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