“An intelligent man gambles because this is a means of surrendering himself and his fortunes to the fates before tasting his wits and nerve. He does this because it improves the flavor of living. Unless he can do this happily, and with grace, he is a loser whether he leaves the game a richer man or a poorer. Unless he can do this, he should not gamble at all.”
–Nick “The Greek” Dandalos
There are different types of intelligent gamblers–the honest amateur and the professional.
Excellent quote. Casts a bit of a dour light though on those who might labor to twist the fates, and deprive such a worthy individual of his fair chances in a game of “chance” though, don’t you think?