Mischief Quotes (6 quotes)
His subject is the Origin of Species, & not the origin of Organization; & it seems a needless mischief to have opened the latter speculation at all.
It sometimes strikes me that the whole of science is a piece of impudence; that nature can afford to ignore our impertinent interference. If our monkey mischief should ever reach the point of blowing up the earth by decomposing an atom, and even annihilated the sun himself, I cannot really suppose that the universe would turn a hair.
Money. It has such an inherent power to run itself clear of taint that human ingenuity cannot devise the means of making it work permanent mischief, any more than means can be found of torturing people beyond what they can bear. Even if a man founds a College of Technical Instruction, the chances are ten to one that no one will be taught anything and that it will have been practically left to a number of excellent professors who will know very well what to do with it.
Oh Diamond! Diamond! thou little knowest the mischief done! [Apocryphal]
People who write obscurely are either unskilled in writing or up to mischief.
[The principle, in building a sewer system, was] ...of diverting the cause of the mischief to a locality where it can do no mischief.