"Look around the table. If you don't see a sucker, get up. It's you."
"Trust everyone, but always cut the cards."
"The next best thing to gambling and winning is gambling and losing."
"In the long run there's no luck in poker, but the short run is longer than most people know."
"If you reraise a raiser, and he doesn't raise you back, you know he has kicker problems."
"Hold'em - like life itself - has its defining moment. It's the flop. When you see the flop, you're looking at 71 percent of your hand, and the cost is only a single round of betting."
"There are few things that are so unpardonably neglected in our country as poker."
"The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius."
"A man's character is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in cards, as in life."
"You've got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em, know when to walk away, know when to run."
"People see me, think 'actor' and see some easy money."
"The only bad luck for a good gambler is bad health. Any other setbacks are temporary aggravation."
"Aces are larger than life and greater than mountains."
"I must complain the cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand."
"Your best chance to get a Royal Flush in a casino is in the bathroom."
"Limit poker is a science, but no-limit is an art. In limit, you are shooting at a target. In no-limit, the target comes alive and shoots back at you."
"The cardinal sin in poker, worse than playing dead cards, worse even than not figuring your odds correctly, is becoming emotionally involved."
"When we play, we must realize, before anything else, that we are out to make money."
"There is no sympathy in poker. Always keep cool. If you lose your head you will lose all your chips."
"Poker exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great."
"The most common mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; it happens at the poker table all the time."
"Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead."
"Poker is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you could find outside an advertising agency."
"Old card players never die, they just shuffle off."
"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."
"Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; thou the way you play it is free will."
"Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn't play poker."
"The smarter you play, the luckier you'll be."
"He had the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces."
"No wife can endure a gambling husband unless he is a steady winner."
"If I lose today, I can look forward to winning tomorrow, and if I win today, I can expect to lose tomorrow. A sure thing is no fun."
"Poker is like sex - everyone thinks they're the best, but most people don't have a clue what they're doing."
"Luck never gives; it only lends"
"People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker."
"You can only play pocket jacks 3 ways, all of which are wrong."
"Luck never made a man wise."
"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect."
More from Tips & Tools...