To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
1672-1719 British Essayist Poet Statesman
If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.
Balzac, Honore De
1799-1850 French Novelist
Amusement to an observing mind is study.
1804-1881 British Statesman Prime Minister
The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
1803-1882 American Poet Essayist
Cards were at first for benefits designed, sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
1717-1779 British Actor Playwright Theater Manager
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
Howe, Edgar Watson
1853-1937 American Journalist Author
You can’t live on amusement. It is the froth on water — an inch deep and then the mud.
1824-1905 Scottish Novelist
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
1533-1592 French Philosopher Essayist
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.
c1 Macedonian Inventor and Writer
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
Shaw, George Bernard
1856-1950 Irish-born British Dramatist
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
1713-1768 British Author