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Gambling Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Gambling

Please enjoy these Gambling Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem.
And that would have been the answer to my prayers.
It got worse when I started playing this character,
too.
- Fisher Stevens

I'm not a gambling-man.
I have never bet a dollar in all my life.
- John Forsythe

 

Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling,
part on booze and part on women.
The rest I spent foolishly.
- George Raft

In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that
as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are
exposed to Internet gambling become addicted.
- Spencer Bachus

The world over, give a guy money and it goes to drinking,
gambling, and women.
When you give a woman money, it goes to feeding,
clothing, helping people.
- Peter Buffett

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Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.
- Wilson Mizner

The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money
and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity.
- Tom Harkin

I didn't want to be a slave to any passion anymore.
I gave up card playing altogether, even bridge and gambling -
more or less.
It took me a few years to get out of it.
- Omar Sharif

I like to play blackjack.
I'm not addicted to gambling.
I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.
- Mitch Hedberg

There is no gambling like politics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

We are already too dependent on gambling revenue.
If we continue, we will soon be owned by them.
- Donald L. Carcieri

I wanted to do an episode about Chuck having a gambling problem.
I wanted to portray my addiction on the show.
But I think it's a little edgy for Saturday night.
- Fisher Stevens

Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.
- Dean Inge

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing.
It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Even though I had a lucrative contract with MGM,
I had a husband who was drinking and gambling our money
away faster than I could make it.
- Esther Williams

No wife can endure a gambling husband;
unless he is a steady winner.
- Thomas R. Dewar

The attraction in this city is money,
from gambling.
What you are if you work here is a shill.
- Joe Williams

Yes, I think poker really isn't gambling.
- Al Alvarez

I do not support gambling in this state.
- Craig Benson

Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses.
That's why they call it gambling, and that's why they
keep flipping over the cards.
- Richard Roeper

Putting a stop to internet gambling is a necessary
reform that targets flagrant violations of state and federal laws.
- John Shadegg

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways,
women, gambling, and farming.
My family chose the slowest one.
- Pope John XXIII

Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women.
The rest I spent foolishly.
- George Raft

I love blackjack.
But I'm not addicted to gambling.
I'm addicted to sitting in a semi circle.
- Mitch Hedberg

For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness,
not only were no worse sins laid to his charge,
but he had successfully established some claim to being
considered a learned man.
- Frederic William Farrar

Investment banking has, in recent years,
resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling
losses has dragged down traditional business and retail
lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets.
This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation
that had dire consequences.
- Vince Cable

Shockingly, a University of Pennsylvania study says
the number of young people addicted to gambling -
largely due to increased exposure to the Internet and Internet gambling -
grew by an alarming 20 percent between 2004 and 2005 alone.
- Spencer Bachus

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

Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social
Security fund may bring greater dividends,
but those contributions would also face a greater risk.
It would be like gambling.
We should not gamble with the investments and the future
of the citizens of this land.
- Daniel Inouye

It's been a difficult thing because some great opportunities
have come and I've just been holding my breath and praying...
I'm basically gambling hoping something will come along this season and if not,
I don't know what the future holds.
- Charisma Carpenter

You shouldn't have any betting in the locker room at all,
whether it's baseball or it's horses.
You can't beat the horses.
You can't beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds.
- George Steinbrenner

My luck at the gambling table was varied;
sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead,
and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow
workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals.
- James Weldon Johnson

Pre-teens, teens and college students have unlimited access to the Internet -
24 hours a day,
seven days a week.
Because of the repeated exposure they have to illegal Internet gambling sites,
they fall victim by the thousands.
- Spencer Bachus

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 honored by
the name of "speculation";
but which ought to be called Gambling.
- William Cobbett

We didn't become the most prosperous country in the
world just by rewarding greed and recklessness.
We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild.
We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street.
We built this country by making things,
by producing goods we could sell.
- Barack Obama

But I also think that it does create a lot of revenue,
but to me it's a temporary revenue stream because it's an industry that,
if suddenly gambling started in Massachusetts,
then a lot of our patrons who would gamble in New Hampshire if we had it,
would disappear.
- Craig Benson

Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida
and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted
studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling,
the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted,
problem gambler.
- Spencer Bachus

Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good
stock and hold it till it goes up,
then sell it.
If it don't go up, don't buy it.
- Will Rogers

Marriage is a gamble, let's be honest.
- Yoko Ono

And in movies you must be a gambler.
To produce films is to gamble.
- Douglas Sirk

I think there's a difference between a gamble and a calculated risk.
- Edmund H. North

When you're in the back of the pack,
you can gamble a little bit more.
- Michael Andretti

Life is a gamble, at terrible odds -
if it was a bet you wouldn't take it.
- Tom Stoppard

We think it will be shortly afterwards,
but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big
stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.
- Henry L. Stimson

Research has been called good business,
a necessity, a gamble, a game.
It is none of these - it's a state of mind.
- Martin H. Fischer

There is something about jumping a horse over a fence,
something that makes you feel good.
Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble.
In any event it's a thing I need.
- William Faulkner

Change your life today.
Don't gamble on the future, act now,
without delay.
- Simone de Beauvoir

So, I'm happy to do that because it's a wonderful working
relationship but I will be going out for pilot season
for half hour work and that's the gamble I'm taking.
- Charisma Carpenter

Social Security has never failed to pay promised benefits,
and Democrats will fight to make sure that Republicans
do not turn a guaranteed benefit into a guaranteed gamble.
- Nancy Pelosi

It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's
lives should not pay with their own.
- H. G. Wells

The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort,
any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
- Elias Canetti

That's why I really don't play cards or gamble.
Because I'd crack.
- Joe Mantegna

I want to do exactly what I want to do.
I'd rather gamble on the box office than beg for a grant.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

Now I ask you to make your sacrifice.
Take a gamble.
I took the plunge and I'm glad of it.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold.
You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.
- Bill Rodgers

It's a gamble.
A band like Kiss, a lot of those are our audience but
we don't do as much make-up.
Alice would have more to lose if we got back together.
- Michael Owen Bruce

I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure.
But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.
- Alex Trebek

Life is a gamble.
You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes,
lose their arms and legs in car accidents;
people die every day.
Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt,
some go on.
You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
- Muhammad Ali

For people who have for been putting their hard-earned
money into the system for years,
the president's idea would replace their safety net
with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment.
- Grace Napolitano

A time will come when a politician who has willfully
made war and promoted international dissension will
be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide.
It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's
lives should not stake their own.
- H. G. Wells

The Roosevelt enactment of Social Security was a moral
revolution in our country:
We were assured that we would never reach the very depths of poverty.
And to be told, that we are now going to gamble it,
on Wall Street, is nonsense!
- Arthur Hertzberg

The place was built on the premise that people want to gamble,
and they may as well do it here.
They look after their clientele, and,
hell, they treat me like I'm one of their family.
- Wilford Brimley

From the employees' standpoint, in 1935,
Social Security was a big gamble.
Employees would be required to participate in the program,
contributing a percentage of their income for their
entire adult working life.
- Wayne Allard

I think its really matured a lot.
I like the fact that there is now more to do there than gamble,
since I don't do a lot of that.
The people are great.
I seldom have time for vacations and when I do I prefer
the beach instead of the desert.
- Doug Davidson

If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical
insurance industry insure them.
Until these most expert judges of risk are willing
to gamble with their money,
I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.
- Donna Reed

But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix
of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us.
In having the courage to take that decision.
To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives.
- Michael Hutchence

Belief is a wise wager.
Granted that faith cannot be proved,
what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth
and it proves false? If you gain,
you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing.
Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
- Blaise Pascal


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