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No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
- Arendt, Hannah
Crime and criminals Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

2.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

3.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

4.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

5.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

6.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

7.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

8.
The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.
Foucault, Michel

9.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

10.
Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
Christie, Agatha

11.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

12.
The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.
Williams, Roger

13.
There is a new billboard outside Time Square. It keeps an up-to minute count of gun-related crimes in New York. Some goofball is going to shoot someone just to see the numbers move.
Letterman, David

14.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

15.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

16.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

17.
Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
Kennedy, John F.

18.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

19.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

20.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

21.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

22.
A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
Twain, Mark

23.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

24.
The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
Miller, Henry

25.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

26.
One usually dies because one is alone, or because one has got into something over one's head. One often dies because one does not have the right alliances, because one is not given support. In Sicily the Mafia kills the servants of the State that the State has not been able to protect.
Falcone, Giovanni

27.
The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much about not being a thief any more. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
Butler, Samuel

28.
Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

29.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

30.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

31.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

32.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

33.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

34.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

35.
There is no society known where a more or less developed criminality is not found under different forms. No people exists whose morality is not daily infringed upon. We must therefore call crime necessary and declare that it cannot be non-existent, that the fundamental conditions of social organization, as they are understood, logically imply it.
Durkheim, Emile

36.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
Arendt, Hannah

37.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

38.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

39.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

40.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

41.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

42.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

43.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

44.
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
Wells, H.G.

45.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

46.
How vainly shall we endeavor to repress crime by our barbarous punishment of the poorer class of criminals so long as children are reared in the brutalizing influences of poverty, so long as the bite of want drives men to crime.
George, Henry

47.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

48.
Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
Genet, Jean

49.
The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
Canetti, Elias

50.
Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
Bataille, Georges


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