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Quotations on Amusement

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Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

~ George Bernard Shaw

... the happiness of those who cannot think.

~ Alexander Pope

Amusement to an observing mind is study.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

I am a great friend to public amusements, for they keep people from vice.

~ Samuel Johnson

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.

~ Michel de Montaigne

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.

~ Honoré de Balzac

The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.

~ Ed Howe

The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.

~ Joshua Reynolds

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.

~ Phaedrus

Cards were at first for benefits designed,
Sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.

~ David Garrick

You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud.

~ George MacDonald

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.

~ Humboldt

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