C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


As to cards and dice, I think the safest and best way is never to learn to play upon them, and so to be incapacitated for those dangerous temptations and encroaching wasters of time.


Let the world have their May games, wakes, and whatever sports and recreations please them, provided they be followed with discretion.

Robert Burton.

Games lubricate the body and the mind.


Games are good or bad as to their nature; all may be perverted.

Dr. Johnson.

It is wonderful to see persons of sense passing away a dozen hours together in shuffling and dividing a pack of cards.


The games of the ancient Greeks were, in their original institutions, religious solemnities.