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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
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

2.
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

3.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

4.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

5.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

6.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

7.
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.

8.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

9.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

10.
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

11.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

12.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

13.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

14.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

15.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

16.
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

17.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

18.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

19.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

20.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

21.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

22.
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

23.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

24.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

25.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

26.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

27.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

28.
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.

29.
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

30.
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

31.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

32.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

33.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

34.
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

35.
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

36.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

37.
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

38.
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

39.
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

40.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

41.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

42.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
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

44.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

45.
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

46.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

47.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

48.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

49.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

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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