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Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
- Bierce, Ambrose
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

2.
He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.
Lincoln, Abraham

3.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Camus, Albert

4.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

5.
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.

6.
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

7.
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

8.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

9.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

10.
Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.
Blake, William

11.
Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological -- resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.
Ehrenreich, Barbara

12.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

13.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

14.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

15.
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

16.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

17.
We cannot be sure that we ought not to regard the most criminal country as that which in some aspects possesses the highest civilization.
Ellis, Havelock

18.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

19.
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

20.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

21.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

22.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

23.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

24.
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

25.
Many commit the same crime with a different destiny; one bears a cross as the price of his villainy, another wears a crown.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

26.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

27.
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

28.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

29.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

30.
The man who is admired for the ingenuity of his larceny is almost always rediscovering some earlier form of fraud. The basic forms are all known, have all been practiced. The manners of capitalism improve. The morals may not.
Galbraith, John Kenneth

31.
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

32.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

33.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

34.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

35.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

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

38.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

39.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

40.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

41.
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one consider that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.
Allen, Woody

42.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

43.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

44.
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

45.
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

46.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

47.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

48.
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

49.
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.

50.
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


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