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    gambling Quotes

    Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: gambling 
    I think that gambling is a synthetic experience and that if you have any balls you gamble with your life. I have. So can everybody else.
    — William Monahan
    Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of "speculation"; but which ought to be called Gambling.
    — William Cobbett
    Trading is more or less like betting or gambling, but only without the pleasure show of the game.
    — William C. Brown
    If you don't like trading, gambling and betting, then you don't like living.
    — William C. Brown
    tags: living  trading  gambling 
    I've always played cards. I can't remember when there wasn't a gambling game going on somewhere, even if it was a craps game in a wheelbarrow on the backside of the racetrack.
    — Wilford Brimley
    tags: games  gambling 
    Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets.
    — Vince Cable
    tags: loss  balance  year  gambling 
    My idea of gambling was walking through Central Park, whistling show tunes.
    — Tommy Tune
    tags: ideas  gambling 
    The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity.
    — Tom Harkin
    tags: path  money  gambling 
    Judged by the dollars spent, gambling is now more popular in America than baseball, the movies, and Disneyland-combined.
    — Timothy L. O'Brien
    Cinema is gambling. It is better to gamble on a unique film even if it seems like suicide.
    — Thomas Langmann
    tags: suicide  film  gambling 
    Gambling makes boys selfish and cruel as well as men.
    — Thomas Hughes
    tags: men  boys  gambling 
    I was very fortunate in my gene mix. The gambling instincts I inherited from my father were matched by my mother's gift for analysis.
    — T. Boone Pickens
    If I were a gambling man I would put all my money on there not being anything other than this universe.
    — Steve Albini
    tags: men  universe  money  gambling 
    I blew the lot on vodka and tonic, gambling and fags. Looking back, I think I overdid it on the tonic.
    — Stan Bowles
    tags: gambling 
    In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted.
    — Spencer Bachus
    Pre-teens, teens and college students have unlimited access to the Internet - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of the repeated exposure they have to illegal Internet gambling sites, they fall victim by the thousands.
    — Spencer Bachus
    Shockingly, a University of Pennsylvania study says the number of young people addicted to gambling - largely due to increased exposure to the Internet and Internet gambling - grew by an alarming 20 percent between 2004 and 2005 alone.
    — Spencer Bachus
    I'm a strange mixture of my mother's curiosity; my father, who grew up the son of the manse in a Presbyterian family, who had a tremendous sense of duty and responsibility; and my mother's father, who was always in trouble with gambling debts.
    — Rupert Murdoch
    tags: father  mother  son  gambling 
    Without knowledge and a workable plan, you are gambling, with little or no chance of success.
    — Robert G. Allen
    tags: chance  success  gambling 
    Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That's why they call it gambling, and that's why they keep flipping over the cards.
    — Richard Roeper
    tags: gambling 
    Of course, San Diego chooses not to regard the two cities as one. Talk about alter ego: Tijuana was created by the lust of San Diego. Everything that was illegal in San Diego was permitted in Tijuana. When boxing was illegal in San Diego, there were boxing matches in Tijuana; when gambling was illegal, there was always Tijuana.
    — Richard Rodriguez
    tags: lust  gambling 
    The essence of the phenomenon of gambling is decision making. The act of making a decision consists of selecting one course of action, or strategy, from among the set of admissible strategies.
    — Richard Arnold Epstein
    Coin matching and finger flashing were among the first formal games to arise in the history of gambling. The class of Morra games extends back to the pre-Christian era, although not until comparatively recent times have game-theoretic solutions been derived.
    — Richard Arnold Epstein
    tags: time  games  gambling 
    In our most Puritan of society, gambling-like other pleasures-is either taxed, restricted to certain hours, or forbidden altogether. Yet the impulse to gamble remains an eternal aspect of the irrationality of man. It finds outlets in business, war, politics, in the formal overtures of the gambling casinos, and in the less ceremonious exchanges among individuals of differing opinions.
    — Richard Arnold Epstein
    No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling.
    — Ralph Nader
    tags: gambling 
    I recommend sports, I don't recommend gambling.
    — Rachel Maddow
    tags: gambling 
    Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
    — Pope John XXIII
    tags: women  gambling 
    Studios are attracted by making money, and they're also trying to simplify things, going with the genre thing. The gambling instincts of a few years ago where you might make some thousands or a few hundred, it's nothing now.
    — Peter Weir
    tags: money  year  instinct  gambling 
    Forests and meat animals compete for the same land. The prodigious appetite of the affluent nations for meat means that agribusiness can pay more than those who want to preserve or restore the forest. We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet " for the sake of hamburgers
    — Peter Singer
    Drugs, gambling, and prostitution are the Big Three underground 'moneymakers' in consensual crime. There would be, however, significant boosts to the economy if the stigma attached to the other consensual crimes were eliminated through legalization.
    — Peter McWilliams
    tags: crimes  drugs  gambling 
    Gambling has held human beings in thrall for millennia. It has been engaged in everywhere, from the dregs of society to the most respectable circles.
    — Peter L. Bernstein
    tags: society  human  gambling 
    The world over, give a guy money and it goes to drinking, gambling, and women. When you give a woman money, it goes to feeding, clothing, helping people.
    — Peter Buffett
    To go out in a gondola at night is to reconstruct in one's imagination the true Venice, the Venice of the past alive with romance, elopements, abductions, revenged passions, intrigues, adulteries, denouncements, unaccountable deaths, gambling, lute playing and singing.
    — Peggy Guggenheim
    Don't ever average losers. Decrease your trading volume when you are trading poorly; increase your volume when you are trading well. Never trade in situations where you don't have control. For example, I don't risk significant amounts of money in front of key reports, since that is gambling, not trading.
    — Paul Tudor Jones
    There is something in people; you might even call it a little bit of a gambling instinct" I tell people investing should be dull. It shouldn't be exciting. Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
    — Paul Samuelson
    tags: people  gambling 
    A politician taking campaign money from gamblers in Nevada is like one taking campaign money from the auto people in Michigan. Gambling is our legal business.
    — Paul Laxalt
    Gambling is so pervasive in Nevada that maybe the state should just go the whole hog. There'd be gum machines that dispensed chewing tobacco if you lost. You could gamble for the toilet paper in public bathroom stalls. And fill out Keno cards in an attempt to win cancer therapy at the hospital.
    — P. J. O'Rourke
    tags: lost  machine  gambling  toilet 
    Back horses or go down to Throgmorton Street and try to take it away from the Rothschilds, and I will applaud you as a shrewd and cautious financier. But to bet at golf is pure gambling.
    — P. G. Wodehouse
    tags: golf  gambling 
    I decided I didn't want to be a slave to any passion any more except for my work, i had too many passions - bridge, horses, gambling. I want to live a different kind of life, be with my family more because I didn't give them enough time.
    — Omar Sharif
    tags: time  work  live  passion  gambling 
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