♣ ♦ Ten Commandments for Bridge Players ♠ ♥
ONE Thou shalt not play any game other than Bridge whilst at the table.
TWO Thou shalt not call a misdeal just because thou hast been dealt no picture cards.
THREE Thou shalt never take the rules of Bridge in Vain.
FOUR After losing three games, thou shalt not cry, nor stamp thy feet, nor set fire to thy Bridge table.
FIVE Thou shalt honour thy Tournament director's decision, even though thou might find it unfavourable.
SIX When thy partner makes a mistake, thou shalt not kill, nor cause him or her serious injury.
SEVEN Thou shalt not resort to coughs, grunts, hand signals, meaningful looks, or kicks under the table to instruct thy partner.
EIGHT If thou breakest Commandment 7, thou must not be caught.
NINE Thou shalt keep table talk to the minimum, unless thou has some juicy gossip that will not wait.
TEN Thou shalt not covet thy opponent's aces nor their success at making seven no trumps doubled and redoubled.