Poker is the game closest to the western conception of life, where life and thought are recognized as intimately combined, where free will prevails over philosophies of fate or of chance, where men are considered moral agents and where - at least in the short run - the important thing is not what happens but what people think happens. - Johnny Luckacs
There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice. - Po Bronson You should study others' games but you will go farther than you can believe by developing your own style.
The first thing you've got to do in order to win is you've got to learn to fight. - Isiah Thomas Poker is not a game, it's a war. Don't play the game, fight the war.
Find a game you can beat. Handicap yourself when you sit down to play. Determine whether you are a favorite or an underdog at the table. Then you have to ask yourself: if you're an underdog, why are you playing... and if you are a favorite, why are you quitting? - Johnny Chan
Unless you try to something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. - Ronald E. Osborn
Everythin' over on this side is wrong and everythin' on this side is right. This is anything in life, doesn't matter what it is. The closer you can stay to this line, the more successful you're gonna be. - Puggy Pearson
Dreams get you started; discipline keeps you going. - Jim Rohn Dream of more discipline.
Just because you've won a hand does not mean you played well, and the same goes for losing.... Being able to acknowledge a bad play, even one that wins you money, is one of the most important parts of a complete poker game. - Tom "durrrr" Dwan
A winner is big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. - John Maxwell
Learning how to lose is as important as learning how to win. In the long run, the players who can manage themselves and their bankrolls in tough times will build their characters and be stronger and better for the experience. - Jennifer Harman