Gambling Quotes

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

Gambling houses are temples where the most sordid and turbulent passions contend; there no spectator can be indifferent. A card or a small square of ivory interests more than the loss of an empire, or the ruin of an unoffending group of infants, and their nearest relatives.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich, something for nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

A Gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated.

Leo Tolstoy

Go around asking a lot of damn fool questions and taking chances. Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only by gambling can we take advantage of them.


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