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I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in
the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They
have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be
necessary to erect a hut.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wherever there is mischief, there is sure to be a priest and a woman in it.
German proverb

A girl unemployed is thinking of mischief.
French proverb

Pipe-smokers spend so much time cleaning, filling and fooling with their pipes, they don't have
time to get into mischief.
Bill Vaughan

Everyone is wise when the mischief is done.
Spanish proverb

The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their
deserts; but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do?
William Makepeace Thackeray

Mischief has swift wings.
English proverb

A very great part of the mischiefs that vex the world arises from words.
Edmund Burke

Mischief comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce.
English proverb

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. In my opinion, there never
was a good war or a bad peace. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their
difficulties by arbitration? 
Benjamin Franklin

Mischief comes not from a friend.
Turkish proverb

God is love - I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is!
Samuel Butler

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

Mischief all comes from much opening of the mouth.
Chinese proverb

He who keeps a secret prevents much mischief.
Mexican proverb

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 solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

He that mischief hatches, mischief catches.
English proverb

To free a man from error is to give, not to take away. Knowledge that a thing is false is a
truth. Error always does harm; sooner or later it will bring mischief to the man who harbors it.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Better a mischief than an inconvenience.
English proverb

Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education.
Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be
less apt to destroy and be mischievous.
Oscar Wilde

Many a one is good because he can do no mischief.
French proverb

No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.
Michel de Montaigne