Best Quotes About Mischief

'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do. -Alexander Pope

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive. -Bruce Jay Friedman

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them. -Thomas Paine

The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year. -Voltaire

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. -Aristotle

All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil. -Jeremy Bentham

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. -Francis Bacon

In every deed of mischief he had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. -Edward Gibbon

When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. -Henry Fielding

For Satan always finds some mischief still for idle hands to do. -Isaac Watts

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! -Bob Marley

The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster. -Ludwig von Mises

I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment. -D. H. Lawrence

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness. -George Borrow

You know, God, the power that makes life, whatever it is, had just to make two things, masculine and feminine, for all this mischief. And made them so there is this entirely different point of view about love and sex. -Beatrice Wood

Anytime a large, emergency spending bill makes its way through Congress, the potential for mischief is great. -Chris Chocola

Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief. -William Vickrey

Yeah, I've always been accused of having a sense of mischief and I'm very flattered that you say you can see it in the roles I play, because I think that's important, even if I do play intense characters, like especially Christine Cagney. -Sharon Gless

Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue. -Ben Jonson

To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind. -William Blackstone

What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors. -Aeschylus

He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner. -Hesiod

Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief. -Jane Austen

There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I was pretty young when my father was prime minister, so it wasn't really a big part of my life. My folks were away a lot, meeting foreign dignitaries and that sort of thing, but it never struck me as odd. If anything it allowed me to get into all sorts of mischief. -Julian McMahon

I was a little troublemaker. Always trying to get in trouble, always mischief, like throwing rocks at cars when I was younger, all that kind of stuff. -Ryan Lochte

I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine, if you want – but also some sort of sadness, and plain mischief, of course. -Siouxsie Sioux

I think I have a sense of mischief and that I can laugh at myself. -Eric Cantona

I'd rather call myself a mischief-maker, an imp, rather than a satirist. Satirist sounds so self important. Plus no one is calling himself an imp right now. It makes me feel special. -Mo Rocca

I hope to live long and be happy. But I'd like to be remembered as somebody who did good rather than mischief. -Mary Archer

I love the characters not knowing everything and the reader knowing more than them. There's more mischief in that and more room for seriousness, too. -Anne Enright

I work very much on the principle that anything created by mankind has mischief and error hardwired into its inception. -Jasper Fforde

Once you give an NFL player permission to have thoughts, you invite all kinds of mischief. -Matt Taibbi

There is no doubt that the Internet brims with spamming, scamming and identity fraud. Having someone wipe out your hard drive or bank account has never been easier, and the tools for committing electronic mischief on your enemies are cheap and widely accessible. -Evgeny Morozov

Growing up as a kid, I wanted to be a ninja. In martial arts, even though I did Chinese kung fu, I always wanted to be this secret samurai or a ninja. There's something about ninjas that was very appealing to me as a kid. So of course, I was climbing a lot of trees and other things and getting up to mischief – good mischief. -Ray Park

The trickster's function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end, the trickster gives people what they really want, some sort of freedom. -Tom Robbins

If I were to give advice, I would say to parents that they ought to be very careful whom they allow to mix with their children when young; for much mischief thence ensues, and our natural inclinations are unto evil rather than unto good. -Saint Teresa of Avila

Negotiate with those who wish to talk – and take action against those who create mischief. -Mamnoon Hussain

My coherence-creating groups are going to put out all this mischief-mongership in the world. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

When you write about sports, you're allowed to engage in mischief. Nothing is at stake. -Malcolm Gladwell

Since my residence at Tippecanoe, we have endeavored to level all distinctions, to destroy village chiefs, by whom all mischiefs are done. It is they who sell the land to the Americans. -Tecumseh

As we got older, we grew comfortable in roles that met our parents' expectations. Nora was the smart one. Delia, the comedian. I was the pretty, obedient one. And Amy was the adventurous mischief-maker. -Hallie Ephron

The human race needs a time out from all this techno-magic-mischief, a period to reflect on what we've done and how we ought to behave with this stuff. -James Howard Kunstler

Americans have no idea of the extent of their government's mischief… the number of military strikes we have made unprovoked, against other countries, since 1947 is more than 250. -Gore Vidal

Steady, firm, and kind government of prisoners is the truest humanity and the best exercise of duty. It is with convicts as with children: unseasonable indulgence, indiscreetly granted, leads to mischiefs which we may deplore but cannot repair. -Dorothea Dix

My purpose is to keep people busy and out of mischief – to create good and interesting jobs for them that help families stay together. -Stef Wertheimer

Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists, 'What shall we do with the Negro?' I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. -Frederick Douglass

From the boys' point of view, scouting puts them into fraternity-gangs, which is their natural organisation, whether for games, mischief, or loafing; it gives them a smart dress and equipments; it appeals to their imagination and romance; and it engages them in an active, open-air life. -Robert Baden-Powell

I consider ISIS nothing more than an excuse for Iran to continue its mischief. -Jim Mattis

The King of Prussia is innately a bad neighbor, but the English will also always be bad neighbors to France, and the sea has never prevented them from doing her great mischief. -Marie Antoinette

The establishment of a society for the encouragement of arts will produce great benefits before they are perverted to mischiefs. -Horace Walpole

The minute you step into a job where you have to be at all tough and assertive, that's when the mischief happens. And you're not allowed to be assertive and feminine. -Marcia Clark

When you get a question like, 'Did you like meeting Her Majesty?' 'No, I thought she was a slob.' I mean, what are you going to say… The mischief comes into me when I'm doing a Q&A, I'm 9 years old again. I don't get mad. I do get offended. -Jerry Lewis

There are regulators at the SEC and elsewhere who are really excited about the potential of the blockchain. They understand you can build a robust financial system – it would solve all your black swan problems. All kinds of mischief and games that are played in the current system become impossible in this system. -Patrick M. Byrne

Like many people of my generation, I feel like I survived my adolescent mischief only by a miracle, and it seems too much to hope for that the same miracle would befall my children – therefore, I want to make sure they take fewer chances than I did. -Jennifer Egan

The Ku Klux Klan, for some of us, is a constant – has a constant existence. It isn't until it touches certain aspects of white America that white America all of the sudden wakes up to the fact that there is something called the Klan and that it does its mischief. -Harry Belafonte

When I hung out with my Uncle Chris, things got real. He was fun, talkative, and loud. He was the life of the party and a magnet for mischief. Since he saw the world through a gangsta's lens, he wanted me to become tough and aggressive. -Lecrae

Uncle Fester always intrigued me. I certainly always enjoyed his kind of humor. He's just full of mischief in a kind of macabre way. I don't see anything twisted about it. It's sort of ridiculous and wacky. It's sort of fun. -Christopher Lloyd

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