...no amusement can be innocent that involves the squandering of precious time, that might be better employed to the glory of God and the good of man. Life is short. Time is precious. We have but one life to live. Much is to be done. The world is in darkness. A world of sinners are to be enlightened, and, if possible, saved.
Finney, Charles G., "Innocent Amusements," The Independant, New York, November 7, 1872, <http://www.gospeltruth.net/1868_75Independent/721107_inn_amuse.htm>.