All archives
Previous Issue (19 June 2002) | Current month | Next Issue (21 June 2002)

Quotes of the Day for 20 June 2002 – Gambling

For a friend, here are a few quotes on Gambling. And yes, we bought a few Lotto tickets yesterday, as if winning the lottery would solve all our problems.

Van's signature

The quotes:

Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.
     - Baltasar Gracian

The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
     - Heywood Broun

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

If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
     - Chinese proberb

The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless, a passion for gambling is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown.
     - George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950

Do you see an error on this page? A typo, a character that is messed up, a misattribution? Please let us know!