Category Archives: GAMBLING

Don’t Do your dash – Reach your limit especially with regard to gambling.


Cup Couplets by C.J. Dennis

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Here is a motto to hold and hug:
“There is but one Cup, but many a mug.”
It was never a trait of the human race
To allow but horse to “go the pace.”
It’s many to thirst and few to sup,
And the rest to drain the dregs of the Cup.
This is a rule of a Cup day revel:
Dine with the gods and sup with the devil.
It’s a Cup brimful of the red, red wine,
And a lucky one and a thirsty nine.
And this is the rule when a winner sups:
He is in on the Cup and on in his cups.
When the woman is slow and the horse is fast,
We may go a pace that is like to last.
When the woman is fast and the horse also,
It doesn’t much matter what pace we go.
When the woman is fast and the horse is dead,
There’s the devil to pay and an aching head.
But, fast or slow, if you play the game
To the end, the end it is just the same.
And these be the sayings of Smug the Saint;
You guess he has lost, but I wot he ain’t.
First published in The Gadfly, 6 November 1907

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

Owen Feltham (1602-1668)

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Someone once asked me why women don’t gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don’t have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.

Gloria Steinem)

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something.

~Wilson Mizner

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Drugs are a bet with your mind.”

“It’s like gambling, somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don’t know where you’re going to end up the next day. It could work out good, or it could be disastrous. It’s like the throw of the dice.”

― Jim Morrison

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.

-Wilson Mizner

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“This was my first lesson about gambling: if you see somebody winning all the time, he isn’t gambling, he’s cheating. Later on in life, if I were continuously losing in any gambling situation, I would watch very closely.”

― Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X


Gambling makes boys selfish and cruel as well as men.

― Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown’s Schooldays

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“In those days I had various strong inclinations, for wine, gambling and cockfighting, and the society of gypsies, together with a passion for theological discussion which I had inherited from my father himself—all of which my father thought I had better rid myself of before I married.”
― Isak Dinesen

In my life, I’ve learned when to let shit go and when to fight. This, babe, what we got, I’ll fight for.

― Kristen Ashley, The Gamble


“Life is gamble, It’s harsh and painful most of the time, and it’s not for the timid. Spoils go to the victor, not to the one who doesn’t even show up for the battle."

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Night Play


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“This was the first time he had seriously confronted what he was doing, and the force of that awareness came very abruptly – with a surging of his pulse and a frantic pounding in his head. He was about to gamble his life on that table, and the insanity of that risk filled him with a kind of awe.” Paul Auster, “The Music of Chance” (1990)

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"*The world’s a lottery,* cries the losing gamester; and he that wins one while, perhaps, may have nothing to brag of at the foot of the account. The tables may turn again, and then he must come off a loser, notwithstanding all his former lucky hits. " Oswald Dykes.

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The chickens don’t brag about their own soup. (Marti nique Creole).

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A gambler never makes the same mistake twice. It’s usually three or more times. VP Pappy

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The ANZAC Dedication:
For the Fallen
by Laurence Binyon
They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

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A drunken night makes a cloudy morning. Danish .

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In Martin’s Bar the topless waitresses
are all sober, their perfectly matched tits
jump at the drunks while upstairs
a poet listens to the race results.

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But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. George Eliot (1819-1880)

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Gaming is the son of avarice, and the father of despair.

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