Best Quotes about Crime and criminals
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
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.
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
We cannot be sure that we ought not to regard the most criminal country as that which in some aspects possesses the highest civilization.
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.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
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
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard
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.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De
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.
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.
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.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe
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.
From a single crime know the nation.
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.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost -- the most legitimate -- passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
Sade, Marquis De
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.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Great thieves punish little ones.
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
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.
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.
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.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.
Locks keep out only the honest.
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)
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.
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.
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.
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