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"The most profitable Texas Hold’em poker style is to play more aggressively after seeing the flop than before it."
"Think your way through all situations. When things have gone badly, sit there just as tough as you were when you came in. That can be very discouraging to other players."
"Poker is not a game in which the meek inherit the earth."
"Dear Lord, help me to break even. I need the money."
"I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and - when played well, nourishes the wallet."
"Picture yourself vividly as winning, and this alone will contribute immeasurably to your success."
Harry Emerson Fosdick
"To master poker and make it profitable, you must first master patience and discipline, as a lack of either is a sure disaster regardless of all other talents, or lucky streaks."
"The game exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great."
"Trust everyone, but always cut the cards."
"Try to decide how good your hand is at a given moment. Nothing else matters. Nothing!"
"Most of the money you'll win at poker comes not from the brilliance of your own play, but from the ineptitude of your opponents."
"The smarter you play, the luckier you'll be."
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
Dr. Robert Schuller
"The single greatest key to winning is knowing thy enemy — yourself."
"The winner is not the player who wins the most pots. The winner is the player who wins the most money."
"There is more to poker than life."
"Stop expecting life to be equal for everyone. It won’t be. Your mission is simply to make the best decisions with the “hands” you’re dealt."
"Hold'em is to to stud and draw what chess is to checkers."
"If you can't spot the sucker in the first half an hour at the table, then you are the sucker."
Rounders, the movie
"You need to be more selective about which hands you play. No matter how good you are, if you play every Hold’em hand, you will lose. So, you’ve got to discipline yourself not to play most hands. You need to realise - and remind yourself frequently - that every time you fold a starting hand correctly, you’ve earned money. You grow richer as you fold."
"Omaha is a game that was invented by a Sadist and is played by Masochists."
" Winning isn't your job. Making good decisions is your job."
"The odds are merely a framework for play, like the lines of a tennis court."
"Money flows from the impatient to the patient."
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser."
"Poker's a day to learn and a lifetime to master."
Robert Williamson III
"If you seek vengeance, dig two graves."
"Poker may be a branch of psychological warfare, an art form or indeed a way of life – but it is also merely a game, in which money is simply the means of keeping score."
"It's not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
"I guess if there weren't luck involved, I'd win every time.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits"
"You can't lead a horse to water, but a Donkey will follow you all the way to the River.
"Limit poker is a science, but no-limit is an art. In limit you are shooting at a target. In no-limit, the target comes alive and shoots back at you."
"Plan before acting. Fight only when you know you can win."
"Poker may be only a game, but it is not a matter of life and death. It's a lot more serious than that."
"It is better to make people think you are a bad poker player, then to play and remove all doubt. Don't play to impress, play to win."
"As long as you’re going to think anyway, think big."
"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."
"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing."
"Poker is a combination of luck and skill. People think mastering the skill part is hard, but they are wrong. The trick to poker is mastering the luck."
Church of the Green Felt