Arthur Schopenhauer Quote
Hence, in all countries the chief occupation of society is card-playing, and it is the gauge of its value, and an outward sign that it is bankrupt in thought. Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
The Wisdom of Life, Being the First Part of Arthur Schopenhauer's Aphorismen Zur Lebensweisheit (ed. 1897)