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Crime and criminals

Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
- Genet, Jean
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

2.
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

3.
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

4.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

5.
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

6.
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

7.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

8.
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

9.
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

10.
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

11.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

12.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

13.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

14.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

15.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

16.
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

17.
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

18.
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

19.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

20.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

21.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

22.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

23.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

24.
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

25.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

26.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

27.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

28.
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

29.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

30.
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

31.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

32.
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

33.
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

34.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

35.
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

36.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

37.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

38.
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

39.
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

40.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

41.
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

42.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

43.
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)

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

45.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

46.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

47.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

48.
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

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

50.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl


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