Best Mischievous Quotes On Success In Life

These mischievous quotes will inspire you. Mischievous causing or tending to cause annoyance or minor harm or damage or causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mischievous quotes, mischievous sayings, and mischievous proverbs.

Famous Mischievous Quotes

  1. “All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Live fast, have fun, be a bit mischievous.” ~ Louis Tomlinson
  3. “We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.” ~ Jason Wu
  4. “I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.” ~ Drake
  5. “Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.” ~ Francis Bacon

  6. “You are a mischievous one. You will cause no end of trouble. You have to travel many roads before you find the river of your destiny. This life of yours will be full of riddles. You will be protected and you will never be alone.” ~ Ben Okri
  7. “I’ve never been reckless – it’s always calculated. I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.” ~ Drake
  8. “Neverland is the way I would like real life to be … timeless, free, mischievous, filled with gaiety, tenderness, and magic.” ~ Mary Martin
  9. “I was a wild, mischievous kid, and I had tremendous imagination. Any experience I had, I’d try to reenact it.” ~ Adrien Brody
  10. “Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.” ~ Dalai Lama

  11. “Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest” ~ Francis Bacon
  12. “What is the soul? What color is it? I suspected my soul, being mischievous, might slip away while I was dreaming and fail to return. I did my best not to fall asleep, to keep it inside of me where it belonged.” ~ Patti Smith
  13. “There is… an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents… The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provision should be made to prevent its ascendency.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  14. “I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me, always dressing in like short mini skirts… but then I start to discover myself. So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones, sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones.” ~ Bai Ling
  15. “It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

  16. “I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul.” ~ Socrates
  17. “Who will show me any Constitutional injunction which makes it the duty of the American people to surrender everything valuable in life, and even life, itself, whenever the purposes of an ambitious and mischievous government may require it? … A free government with an uncontrolled power of military conscription is the most ridiculous and abominable contradiction and nonsense that ever entered into the heads of men.” ~ Daniel Webster , Mischievous quotes in life
  18. “Pride is a vice not only dreadfully mischievous in human society, but perhaps of all others, the most insuperable bar to real inward improvement.” ~ Elizabeth Carter
  19. “If we contrast the rapid progress of this mischievous discovery [gunpowder] with the slow and laborious advances of reason, science, and the arts of peace, a philosopher, according to his temper, will laugh or weep at the folly of mankind.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  20. “Elvis was, at least the times I was around him, Elvis was a practical joker. He was always, had some little mischievous something going.” ~ Jackie DeShannon

  21. “The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love – almost as violent and much more mischievous.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  22. “The most mischievous liars are those who keep sliding on the verge of truth.” ~ Augustus William Hare
  23. “When poverty shows itself, even mischievous boys understand what it means.” ~ Carlo Collodi
  24. “Tobacco, in its various forms, is one of the most mischievous of all drugs. There is perhaps no other drug which injures the body in so many ways and so universally as does tobacco. Some drugs offer a small degree of compensation for the evil effects which they produce; but tobacco has not a single redeeming feature and gives nothing in return.” ~ John Harvey Kellogg
  25. “He is much stronger than I think I am. He is mischievous, outgoing, ready to soar through the clouds, while I often feel like the cloud itself.” ~ David Levithan

  26. “To give your sheep or cow a large, spacious meadow is the way to control him.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  27. “Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.” ~ Hesiod
  28. “I like stirring things up. Im on the side of the kids more than I am on the adults. And occasionally I find some adults that have that same mischievous streak, so I dont get in too much trouble.” ~ William Joyce
  29. “The gods in Yoruba mythology are not remote at all. They’re benign, they’re malign, they are mischievous, like Eshu for instance, tricksters, rascally, fornicators, that’s a similarity to Greek mythology, for instance, you know. They’re not saints, they’re not saints. They’re powerful. It’s why they’re not tyrannical. Of course, a number of them are also very, you know, benevolent, you know, there are saintly virtues to be found in them.” ~ Wole Soyinka
  30. “Jewels! It’s my belief that when woman was made, jewels were invented only to make her the more mischievous.” ~ Douglas William Jerrold

  31. “If I’m writing something and I’m not feeling mischievous, then I know it’s not going to be great.” ~ Elizabeth Meriwether
  32. “I’m mischievous. The idea of taking risks and having real-world consequences energizes me.” ~ Shepard Fairey
  33. “Even though you try to put people under control, it is impossible. You cannot do it. The best way to control people is to encourage them to be mischievous. Then they will be in control in a wider sense. To give your sheep or cow a large spacious meadow is the way to control him. So it is with people: first let them do what they want, and watch them. This is the best policy. To ignore them is not good. That is the worst policy. The second worst is trying to control them. The best one is to watch them, just to watch them, without trying to control them.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  34. “Learning is like mercury, one of the most powerful and excellent things in the world in skillful hands; in unskillful, the most mischievous.” ~ Alexander Pope

  35. “a towering intellect, grand in its achievements, and glorious in its possibilities, may, with the moral and spiritual faculties held in abeyance, be one of the most dangerous and mischievous forces in the world.” ~ Frances Harper
  36. “Loyalty is a good for the loyal man; but it may be mischievous for those whom his cause assails.” ~ Josiah Royce
  37. “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
  38. “Passions are less mischievous than boredom, for passions tend to diminish and boredom increase.” ~ Jules Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly

  39. “Dogs are wonderful, and in many ways unique. But they are remarkably unremarkable in their intellectual and experiential capacities. Pigs are every bit as intelligent and feeling, by any sensible definition of the words. They can’t hop into the back of a Volvo, but they can fetch, run and play, be mischievous, and reciprocate affection. So why don’t they get to curl up by the fire? Why can’t they at least be spared being tossed on the fire?” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  40. “Cooking is a form of flattery….a mischievous, deceitful, mean and ignoble activity, which cheats us by shapes and colors, by smoothing and draping.” ~ Plato
  41. “As a kid, I was mischievous, necessarily, but I always wanted to do adventurous stuff.” ~ Tyler Blackburn
  42. “I think mischievous people always there, … Some kind of perfect world, that is impossible. Accept that reality. (For) those people who have genuine concern about humanity, make some effort-better than none.” ~ Dalai Lama

  43. “I am also amazed with Messi, what he is doing is very good. He contributes alot of very good things for the team. He is an individualist, but he always plays for the team.He covers well at the back, is organized and finishes well with both feet. He is mischievous and is a very intelligent player. He applies pressure just where the pressure is needed.” ~ Alfredo Di Stefano
  44. “Any open net was an unforgivable crime meriting immediate punishment, and [Di Stefano] carried out the sentence by stabbing at it like a mischievous elf.” ~ Eduardo Galeano
  45. “The mischievous idea that all public needs should be satisfied by compulsory organization and that all the means that individuals are willing to devote to pubic purposes should be under the control of government, is wholly alien to the basic principles of a free society.” ~ Friedrich August von Hayek
  46. “And I was mischievous. I was always into something. So when I got good attention from the singing, I knew that was probably where I needed to land.” ~ Reba McEntire
  47. “Leave your theories. All theories, you see, even those of virtue, are bad, foolish, mischievous.” ~ Romain Rolland

  48. “Judges of elegance and taste consider themselves as benefactors to the human race, whilst they are really only the interrupters of their pleasure … There is no taste which deserves the epithet good, unless it be the taste for such employments which, to the pleasure actually produced by them, conjoin some contingent or future utility: there is no taste which deserves to be characterized as bad, unless it be a taste for some occupation which has mischievous tendency.” ~ Jeremy Bentham
  49. “The word liberty has been falsely used by persons who, being degenerately profligate in private life, and mischievous in public, had no hope left but in fomenting discord.” ~ Tacitus
  50. “I miss my grandmother every day. I miss her vitality, her interest in the lives of others, her courage and determination, her perceptive wisdom, her calm in the face of all difficulties, her steadfast belief in the British people and above all her unstoppable sense of mischievous humor.” ~ Prince Charles
  51. “… the Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey is to condone it … the failure to deal radically with the Turkish horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  52. “Laughter means: taking a mischievous delight in someone else’s uneasiness, but with a good conscience.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  53. “It is a mischievous notion that we are come late into nature; that the world was finished a long time ago. As the world was plastic and fluid in the hands of God, so it is ever to so much of his attributes as we bring to it. To ignorance and sin, it is flint. They adapt to themselves to it as they may; but in proportion as a man has anything in him divine, the firmament flows before him and takes his signet and form.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  54. “Many of the opposition [to the new Federal Constitution] wish to take from Congress the power of internal taxation. Calculation has convinced me that this would be very mischievous.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  55. “All of us were mischievous at some time or another, I more so than any of the rest. [My brother] Philbert and I kept a battle going. … Even in our fighting, there was a feeling of brotherly union.” ~ Malcolm X
  56. “Our good nature and endearing qualities will not arouse the answers to our prayers. Rather it is our mischievous, dishonest attributes that provide the master keys to heaven. When we identify and work to transform our self-centered qualities and crooked characteristics, the key turns and the gates unlock. Blessings and good fortune are now free to rain down upon us.” ~ Yehuda Berg
  57. “Laurie, you’re an angel! How shall I ever thank you?” “Fly at me again. I rather liked it,” said Laurie, looking mischievous, a thing he had not done for a fortnight.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

  58. “Some people say Dylan Thomas mischievous, he’s a child, and other people say he’s quite demonic. I don’t think we should dictate about him, if that’s your view of him, that’s wonderful, but it’s great to know that other people think differently.” ~ Keira Knightley
  59. “The indiscriminate denunciation of the rich is mischievous…. No poor man was ever made richer or happier by it. It is quite as illogical to despise a man because he is rich as because he is poor. Not what a man has, but what he is, settles his class. We can not right matters by taking from one what he has honestly acquired to bestow upon another what he has not earned.” ~ Benjamin Harrison
  60. “In New England, they once thought blackbirds useless, and mischievous to the corn. They made efforts to destroy them. The consequence was, the blackbirds were diminished; but a kind of worm, which devoured their grass, and which the blackbirds used to feed on, increased prodigiously; then, finding their loss in grass much greater than their saving in corn, they wished again for their blackbirds.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  61. “Punishment [by Nero] was inflicted on the Christians, a class of men given to a new and mischievous superstition.” ~ Suetonius

  62. “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
  63. “The Christians who engaged in infamous persecutions and shameful inquisitions were not evil men but misguided men. The churchmen who felt they had an edict from God to withstand the progress of science, whether in the form of a Copernican revolution or a Darwinian theory of natural selection, were not mischievous men but misinformed men. And so Christ’s words from the cross are written in sharp-edged terms across some of the most inexpressible tragedies of history: ‘They know not what they do’.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  64. “I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.” ~ Hippocrates
  65. “There’s nothing here to say goodbye to. There’s no dancing girl. No mischievous smile. She’s gone, off with her sisters, broken free, escaped. And if she were here now, she would say, “Go.” ~ Lauren DeStefano

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