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Poker Wisdom From Ralph Waldo Emerson - Tue Feb 25, 2014, 08:56 PM
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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds..."
 
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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 07:25 AM
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What's your favorite life quote that can be applied to poker?
 
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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 08:15 AM
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

(Benjamin Franklin)

 
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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 08:55 AM
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"For he that nought nassayeth, noght nacheveth"
(Geoffrey Chaucer Troilus and Criseyde)
 
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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 01:55 PM
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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
(Moses Maimonides, in his epic blog about table-selection)


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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 02:22 PM
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The knight of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies, but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche - Ecce Homo


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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 04:08 PM
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Gonna go with the obvious one.

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
- Josh Billings

That LAG wisdom
 
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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 08:48 PM
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Kipling's If is as always a treasure trove for apt quotations...

If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same


Clearly he understood the dangers of being results oriented.

His advice on bankroll management is not so sound though:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,


Although in his defence, at least he doesn't advocate moaning about bad beats:

And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
 
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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 09:32 PM
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He who stops being better stops being good.
Oliver Cromwell


I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 09:45 PM
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WELL, Do you feel lucky Punk ?

Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry.

 

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