Originally posted on The Markov Thought Chain:
Last summer, I bought a book in Helsinki entitled Winning Quotations, by Markus Wartiovaara. In the chapter entitled “Game”, I found some quotations mentioning card games, which amused me since I really enjoy a certain card game. I especially like the quotation attributed to Jawaharlal Nehru.
You play the hand you’re dealt. I think the game’s worthwhile.
— Christopher Reeve
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
— Francies Quarles
A man’s idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady’s idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement, and burglary.
— Finley Peter Dunne
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.
— H. T. Leslie
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism…
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