Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now & then, but every turn of the card & cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive—besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 9, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1979). Detached Thoughts, no. 33 (1821-1822).
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