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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
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

2.
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

3.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

4.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

5.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

6.
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.

7.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

8.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

9.
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

10.
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

11.
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

12.
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

13.
It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own. Lay partiality aside, and answer me: is theft, whose effect is to distribute wealth more evenly, to be branded as a wrong in our day, under our government which aims at equality? Plainly, the answer is no.
Sade, Marquis De

14.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

15.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

16.
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

17.
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

18.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

19.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

20.
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

21.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

22.
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

23.
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

24.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

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

27.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

28.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

29.
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

30.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

31.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

32.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

33.
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

34.
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

35.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

36.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

37.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

38.
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

39.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

40.
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

41.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

42.
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

43.
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

44.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

45.
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

46.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

47.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

48.
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

49.
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

50.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato


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