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Crime and criminals

Crime generally punishes itself.
- Goldsmith, Oliver
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

2.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

3.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

4.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

5.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

6.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

7.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

8.
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

9.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

10.
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

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

12.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

13.
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

14.
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

15.
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)

16.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

17.
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

18.
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

19.
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.

20.
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

21.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

22.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

23.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

24.
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

25.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

26.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

27.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

28.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

29.
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

30.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

31.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

32.
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

33.
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.

34.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

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

36.
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

37.
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

38.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

39.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

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

41.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

42.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

43.
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

44.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

45.
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

46.
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

47.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

48.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

49.
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

50.
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


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