The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
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!
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.
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.
The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.
Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue.
All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
Anytime a large, emergency spending bill makes its way through Congress, the potential for mischief is great.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
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.
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.
He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
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.