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…
Gambling and Luck Quotations
These quotations are sorted chronologically and appear quite representative of gambling as it has developed over the last 2,000 years or more…
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.
(1602-1668; English essay writer)
If you would be wealthy,
think of saving
as well as getting.
(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.
(1743-1826; American third president of the United States)
If you must play,
decide upon three things at the start:
the rules of the game,
and the quitting time.
The only sure thing about luck is
that it will change.
(1836-1902; American author and poet)
True luck consists not
in holding the best
of the cards at the table;
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.
(1842-1914; American journalist, writer, fabulist, and satirist)