2. "In war, the moral is to the physical as ten to one."
- Quote by Napoléon Bonaparte
5. "Say you are in the country; in some high land of lakes. Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream."
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick: or
6. "Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody."
- Quote by Jane Austen
7. "Tis ten to one this play can never please All that are here. Some come to take their ease And sleep an act or two; but those, we fear, W' have frighted with our trumpets."
- William Shakespeare, Henry VIII
8. "Because I imagine there must be only a very, very few men in the world, that I should like to marry; and of those few, it is ten to one I may never be acquainted with one; or if I should, it is twenty to one he may not happen to be single, or to take a fancy to me."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
9. "You’d think they would have put the airport closer to the city, too. The cab ride was nearly two hours! Heck, I could have rented a car for the fare I paid. Ten to one, the cabbie also had found Willamina Kent a plump partridge and had given her the scenic tour."
- Janet Chapman, The Man Must Marry
10. "Understand this clearly: you can teach a man to draw a straight line, and to carve it; and to copy and carve any number of given lines or forms, with admirable speed and perfect precision; and you find his work perfect of its kind: but if you ask him to think about any of those forms, to consider if he cannot find any better in his own head, he stops; his execution becomes hesitating; he thinks, and ten to one he thinks wrong; ten to one he makes a mistake in the first touch he gives to his work as a thinking being. But you have made a man of him for all that. He was only a machine before, an animated tool."
- John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice