I have to confess that I had gambled on my soul and lost it with heroic insouciance and lightness of touch. The soul is so impalpable, so often useless, and sometimes such a nuisance, that I felt no more emotion on losing it than if, on a stroll, I had mislaid my visiting card.
Author: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
Profession: French Poet
The gambling known as business looks with severe disfavor on the business known as gambling.
Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
Author: Heywood Broun (1888-1939)
Profession: American Journalist, Novelist
I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now and then, but every turn of the card and cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive -- besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner.
Author: Thomas Robert Dewar
The world is the house of the strong. I shall not know until the end what I have lost or won in this place, in this vast gambling den where I have spent more than sixty years, dicebox in hand, shaking the dice.
Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
Profession: French Philosopher
I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Profession: German-born American Physicist
Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company.
Author: John Gay (1688-1732)
Profession: British Playwright, Poet
Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry.
Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright
The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel.
Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)
Profession: American Author, Publisher
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.
Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Profession: British Author
If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy.
Author: Joe Laurie Jr.
The losses as well as the prizes must be drawn from the cheating lottery of life.
Author: Le Sage
I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points.
Author: Joe E. Lewis
Profession: American Writer
One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.
Author: Danny Mcgoorty