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On gambling

   Gambling is an express train to ruin. 

   Gambling is play in name, but crime in reality. 

   He who gambles picks his own pocket. 

   The man who takes a wager when he has won it is simply thieving 
   by consent of the loser -- he has no right to anything of his 
   neighbor's without giving value for it -- a present only 
                                              W. H. Howe

   Gambling is but one remove from theft, and both are the 
   offspring of covetousness. 
                                            W. H. Howe

   The best throw of the dice is to throw them away. 

   Gambling is the child of avarice, but the parent of 


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


   Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all one thing;  it 
   is getting money without giving an equivalent for it. 

                                           H. W. Beecher

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


   Keep flax from fire, and youth from gaming. 


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

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

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

   Sports and gaming, whether pursued from a desire of gain or the 
   love of pleasure, are as ruinous to the temper and disposition 
   of the one addicted to them, as they are to his fame and 

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


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