C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


She who means no mischief does it all.

Aaron Hill.

  • To mourn a mischief that is past and gone,
  • Is the next way to draw new mischief on.
  • Shakespeare.

  • O, mischief! thou art swift
  • To enter in the thoughts of desperate men!
  • Shakespeare.

  • When to mischief mortals bend their will,
  • How soon they find fit instruments of ill!
  • Pope.

    Few men are so clever as to know all the mischief they do.

    La Rochefoucauld.

    The sower of the seed is assuredly the author of the whole harvest of mischief.


    The mischief of children is seldom actuated by malice; that of grown-up people always is.


    Mischief, and malice grow on the same branch of the tree of evil.

    Aaron Hill.

    Man is no match for woman where mischief reigns.


    In life it is difficult to say who do you the most mischief,—enemies with the worst intentions, or friends with the best.


    The opportunity to do mischief is found a hundred times a day, and that of doing good once a year.