Best Quotes about Crime and criminals
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.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
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.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
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.
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)
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.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe
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.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
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.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
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.
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
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
From a single crime know the nation.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Crime generally punishes itself.
We cannot be sure that we ought not to regard the most criminal country as that which in some aspects possesses the highest civilization.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
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.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
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.
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.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
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.
Locks keep out only the honest.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
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.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
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