I’ll not assert that it was a diversion which prevented a war, but nevertheless, it was a diversion.
Cock-fighting must be considered a barbarous diversion.
He had no principles of religion, virtue, or friendship. Pleasure, frolic, or extravagant diversion, was all that he laid to heart. He was true to nothing, for he was not true to himself.villiers, george, 2nd duke of buckingham
People ofthesametradeseldommeettogether, evenfor merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracyagainst the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.Adam Smith
It gave me a great notion of the credit of our present government and administration, to find people press as eagerly to pay moneyas they would to receive it; and, at the same time, a due respect for that body of men who have found out so pleasing an expedient for carrying on the common cause, that they have turned a tax into a diversion.Gertrude Stein
Cock-fighting must be considered a barbarous diversion.law, edward, 1st baron ellenborough
An army is a diversion of energy from the productive life of a nation.isabel paterson
Everything that is good in the arts is done by some sort of diversion.john roecker
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty or justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary.Adam Smith
The true goal of the bourgeois life, in other words, is not self-enactment, but diversion. Most people need the organised distraction of work (if they can find it). Idleness - the life of the playboy who doesn't answer the phone - is simply too demanding.john n. gray
The physical lot of surviving workers had notably improved, with unemployment insurance, social security, and the new health services, while their children's school education was assured by the government-operated schools: in addition, they had, for intellectual or emotional stimulus and diversion, the radio and the television. But the work itself was no longer as various, as interesting, or as sustaining to the personality...Lewis Mumford
Courting Peggy McGrath provided me with a very pleasant diversion and eventually with the most important relationship of my life.David Rockefeller
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
Everything that is good in the arts is done by some sort of diversion.
[Dada would] take away from art its pricelessness and make of it a new and engaging diversion, pastime, even dissipation.