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Letter "A" » amuse
«Men first feel necessity, then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow dissolute in luxury, and finally go mad and waste their substance.»
«Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can»
«My books are very few, but then the world is before me - a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me - in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve»
Author: Joseph Howe
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«Educating a son I should allow him no fairy tales and only a very few novels. This is to prevent him from having 1. the sense of romantic solitude (if he is worth anything he will develop a proper and useful solitude) which identification with the hero gives. 2. cant ideas of right and wrong, absurd systems of honor and morality which never will he be able completely to get rid of, 3. the attainment of ''ideals',' of a priori desires, of a priori emotions. He should amuse himself with fact only: he will then not learn that if the weak younger son do or do not the magical honorable thing he will win the princess with hair like flax.»
Author: Lionel Trilling
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«Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.»
Author: Robert M. Hutchins
«Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.»
«I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.»
«Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.»
«Amuse the reader at the same time that you instruct him»
«Cards were at first for benefits designed, sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.»