Top 10 Gambling Proverbs
Statements on gambling and luck from around the world.
Proverbs are used across the planet by different cultures with different histories. While the language and context may differ from place to place, all proverbs are characterized by the fact that they are repeated through the generations to express a simple truth, based on common sense or practical experience.
Different cultures from around the world have also been gambling and playing games of luck for as long as anybody can remember. Hence the existence of a rich collection of proverbs to do with gambling and luck, some with words of advice and others with simple statements of fact.
Below is a selection of 10 of the most well-known cultural proverbs on gambling from around the world.
"No one is luckier than him who believes in his luck" - German Proverb.
"Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold" - Yiddish Proverb.
"Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth" - Arabic Proverb.
"There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing" - French proverb.
"If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time" - Chinese Proverb.
"The best throw of the dice is to throw them away" - English Proverb.
"A Smith & Wesson beats four aces" - American proverb.
"When God throws the dice are loaded" - Greek proverb.
"Every dog has his day in luck" - Japanese proverb.
"Go and wake up your luck" - Persian proverb.