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All gaming, since it implies a desire to profit at the expense of others, involves a breach of the tenth commandment.

Although men of eminent genius have been guilty of all other vices, none worthy of more than a secondary name has ever been a gamester. Either an excess of avarice, or a deficiency of excitability, is the cause of it; neither of which can exist in the same bosom with genius, patriotism, or virtue.

An assembly of the states or a court of justice, shows nothing so serious and grave as a table of gamesters playing very high; a melancholy solicitude clouds their looks; envy and rancor agitate their minds while the meeting lasts, without regard to friendship, alliances, birth, or distinctions.

Bets, at the first, were fool-traps, where the wise, like spiders, lay in ambush for the flies.

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

Curst is the wretch enslaved to such a vice, who ventures life and soul upon the dice.

Gambling houses are temples where the most sordid and turbulent passions contend; there no spectator can be indifferent. A card or a small square of ivory interests more than the loss of an empire, or the ruin of an unoffending group of infants and their nearest relatives.

Gambling is a kind of tacit confession that those engaged therein do, in general, exceed the bounds of their respective fortunes; and therefore they cast lots to determine on whom the ruin shall at present fall, that the rest may be saved a little longer.

Gambling is the child of avarice, but the parent of prodigality.

Gambling is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.

Gambling, in all countries, is the vice of the aristocracy. - The young find it established in the best circles, and enticed by the habits of others they are ruined when the habit becomes their own.

Games of chance are traps to catch school-boy novices and gaping country squires, who begin with a guinea and end with a mortgage.

Gaming finds a man a cully, and leaves him a knave.

I look upon every man as a suicide from the moment he takes the dice-box desperately in his hand. - All that follows in his fatal career, from that time, is only sharpening the dagger before he strikes it to his heart.

If thou desire to raise thy fortunes by the casts of fortune, be wise betimes, lest thou repent too late. - What thou winnest, is prodigally spent. - What thou losest, is prodigally lost. - It is an evil trade that prodigality drives, and a bad voyage where the pilot is blind.

It [gaming] is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.

It is possible that a wise and good man may be prevailed on to gamble; but it is impossible that a professed gamester should be a wise and good man.

It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.

Keep flax from fire, youth from gaming.


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