I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness, and consolidates society.
Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Profession: British Author
Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
Author: Charles Lamb (1775-1834)
Profession: British Essayist, Critic
The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent.
Author: David Mamet (1947)
Profession: American Playwright
The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind.
Author: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845)
Profession: American Poet, Critic, short-story Writer
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
Profession: German Philosopher