The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; it happens at the poker table all the time. - David Shoup
Is it a reasonable thing, I ask you, for a grown man to run about and hit a ball? Poker's the only game fit for a grown man. Then, your hand is against every man's, and every man's is against yours. Teamwork? Who ever made a fortune by teamwork? There's only one way to make a fortune, and that's to down the fellow who's up against you. - W. Somerset Maugham
If, after the first twenty minutes, you don't know who the sucker at the table is, it's you. - David Levien and Brian Koppelman, Rounders
If I have learned anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return? - Dame Margot Fonteyn Take a deep breath. Play one table and watch the beauty of the game.
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
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