Royal wedding circa 2011 April (Wikimedia)
Royal wedding circa 2011 April (Wikimedia)

Top 50 Quotes about Gambling, Luck and Money

This compilation contains some of the best quotes we could find related to gambling, luck and money.

Since humans have existed they have gambled away their fortunes, and it is probably the fate of man to continue gambling so long as there is anything left to bet on…

These quotations are sorted chronologically and appear quite representative of gambling as it has developed over the last 2,000 years or more…

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

Chinese Proverb

Gambling Quote: My advice to the unborn is, don't be born with a gambling instinct unless you have a good sense of probabilities - Jack Dreyfus

Luck is what happens
when preparation
meets opportunity.


(ca. 4 BC – 65 AD, Roman philosopher,
dramatist, and writer)

Quit while you’re ahead.
All the best gamblers do.

Baltasar Gracián y Morales

(1601 – 1658, Spanish Jesuit,
writer, and philosopher)

By gaming we lose both
our time and treasure:
two things most precious
to the life of man.

Owen Feltham

(1602 – 1668, English essay writer)

If you would be wealthy,
think of saving as well as getting.

Benjamin Franklin

(1706 – 1790, American politician,
scientist, inventor, and statesman)

I’m a great believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work
the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

(1743 – 1826, American
third president of the United States)

The only sure thing about luck is
that it will change.

Bret Harte

(1836 – 1902, American author and poet)

True luck consists
not in holding the best
of the cards at the table;
luckiest is
he who knows
just when to rise and go home.

John Milton Hay

(1838 – 1905, American statesman, diplomat,
author, and journalist)

The gambling known as business
looks with austere disfavor
upon the business
known as gambling.

Ambrose Bierce

(1842 – 1914, American journalist, writer,
fabulist, and satirist)

When I was young,
people called me a gambler.
As the scale of my operations increased
I became known as a speculator.
Now I am called a banker.
But I have been doing
the same thing all the time.

Sir Ernest Cassel

(1852 – 1921, German-born British
merchant banker and capitalist)

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