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Crime and criminals

Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Crime and criminals Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
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

2.
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

3.
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

4.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

5.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

6.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

7.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

8.
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

9.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

10.
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.

11.
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

12.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

13.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

14.
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

15.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

16.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

17.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

18.
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

19.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

20.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

21.
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

22.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

23.
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

24.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

25.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

26.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

27.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

28.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

29.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

30.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

31.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

32.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

33.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

34.
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

35.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

36.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

37.
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

38.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

39.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

40.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

41.
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

42.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

43.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

44.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

45.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

46.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

47.
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

48.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

49.
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

50.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle


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