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Crime and criminals

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
Crime and criminals Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

2.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

3.
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

4.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

5.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

6.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

7.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

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

9.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

10.
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

11.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

12.
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

13.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

14.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

15.
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

16.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

17.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

18.
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.

19.
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

20.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

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

22.
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

23.
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

24.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

25.
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

26.
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

27.
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

28.
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

29.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

30.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

31.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

32.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

33.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

34.
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

35.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

36.
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

37.
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

38.
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

39.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

40.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

41.
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

42.
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

43.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

44.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

45.
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)

46.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

47.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

48.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

49.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

50.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.


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