Famous Gambling Quotes

Posted on November 18th, 2008

Below is a list of our favorite gambling quotes. Add your own if you think we are missing any.

George Bernard Shaw
“If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman’s pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog”.

(Actually our dog loves to guess which hand the treat is in as well, so you can combine 2 pleasures here.)

Gloria Steinam
“Women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage”

(Men gamble too on marriage, but they also like a flutter on the tables.)

Mitch Hedberg
“I love blackjack. But I’m not addicted to gambling. I’m addicted to sitting in a semi circle.”

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

Benjamin Disraeli
“There is no gambling like politics.”

Well, except maybe corporate finance….

Paul Newman in The Color of Money
“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned”

“A Smith & Wesson beats four aces.”

Every time……

Kin Hubbard
“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.”

Chinese Proverb
“If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.”

VP Pappy
“Casinos and hookers have the same thing in common; they are both trying to screw you out of your money and send you home with a smile on you face.”

Henry Youngman
“I bet on a horse at ten-to-one.  It didn’t come in until half-past five.”

Steve Allen
“I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind.”


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