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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Mischief
 
  She who means no mischief does it all.
Aaron Hill.    
  1
        To mourn a mischief that is past and gone,
Is the next way to draw new mischief on.
Shakespeare.    
  2
                  O, mischief! thou art swift
To enter in the thoughts of desperate men!
Shakespeare.    
  3
        When to mischief mortals bend their will,
How soon they find fit instruments of ill!
Pope.    
  4
  Few men are so clever as to know all the mischief they do.
La Rochefoucauld.    
  5
  The sower of the seed is assuredly the author of the whole harvest of mischief.
Demosthenes.    
  6
  The mischief of children is seldom actuated by malice; that of grown-up people always is.
Rivarol.    
  7
  Mischief, and malice grow on the same branch of the tree of evil.
Aaron Hill.    
  8
  Man is no match for woman where mischief reigns.
Balzac.    
  9
  In life it is difficult to say who do you the most mischief,—enemies with the worst intentions, or friends with the best.
Bulwer-Lytton.    
  10
  The opportunity to do mischief is found a hundred times a day, and that of doing good once a year.
Voltaire.    
  11
 
 
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