Most amusements only mean trying to win another person’s money.
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.
Above all things we must take care that the child, who is not old enough to love his studies, does not come to hate them and dread the bitterness which he once tasted, even when the years of infancy are left behind. His studies must be made an amusement.
The great and ultimate end of all the employments of mankind is to produce amusement.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.
An ass climbed up to the roof of a building, and frisking about there, broke in the tiling. The owner went up after him and quickly drove him down, beating him severely with a thick wooden cudgel. The Ass said, “Why, I saw the Monkey do this very thing yesterday, and you all laughed heartily, […]
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.