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  • Capitalism is the joy of gambling.
    • Anonymous.
  • [Gambling] is a way of throwing money down the toilet without people calling you insane.
    • Anonymous.
  • [Gambling] is the sure way of getting nothing for something.
  • The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
  • The lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.
    • A bumper sticker.
  • There is nothing that wears out a fine face like the vigils of the card-table, and those cutting passions which naturally attend them. Hollow eyes, haggard looks and pale complexions are the natural indications.
  • Games of chance are traps to catch school boy novices and gaping country squires, who begin with a guinea and end with a mortgage.
  • All gaming, since it implies a desire to profit at the expense of another, involves a breach of the tenth commandment.
  • There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away.
  • I look upon every man as a suicide from the moment he takes the dice-box desperately in his hand; and all that follows in his fatal career from that time is only sharpening the dagger before he strikes it to his heart.
  • The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel.
  • Gambling is possibly the only human vice where you can probably never persuade the gambler to bet that he'll give it up.
  • What the winner don't know, the gambler understands.
  • Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock, and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. if it doesn't go up, don't buy it.