Quotes: mischief

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  • Bruce Friedman
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    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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    A little neglect may breed great mischief.
  • Akhenaton
    Akhenaton
    Egyptian King, Monotheist BC -~1375
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    As the whirlwind in its fury teareth up trees, and deformeth the face of nature, or as an earthquake in its convulsions overturneth whole cities; so the rage of an angry man throweth mischief around him.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    But when mischief mortals bend their will,
    How soon they find fit instruments of ill!

    Source: Rape of the Lock (1712) Canto III, 125

  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Half at least of all morality is negative and consists in keeping out of mischief. The lords prayer is less than 50 words long, and 6 of those words are devoted to asking god not to lead us into temptation.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    He who has a mind to do mischief will always find a pretense.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    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.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    Let nobody speak mischief of anybody.
  • Aaron Hill
    Aaron Hill
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    Mischief and malice grow on the same branch of the tree of evil.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    O mischief, thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men!
  • William E. Vaughan
    William E. Vaughan
    American columnist and author 1915-1977
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    Pipe-smokers spend so much time cleaning, filling and fooling with their pipes, they don't have time to get into mischief.
  • Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts
    English hymn writer, theologian, and logician 1674-1748
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    Satan always finds some mischief for idle hands to do.
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