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Crime and criminals

We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
- Horace
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
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

2.
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

3.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

4.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

5.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

6.
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

7.
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

8.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

9.
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

10.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

11.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

12.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

13.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

14.
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.

15.
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.

16.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

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

19.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

20.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

21.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

22.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

23.
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

24.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

25.
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

26.
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

27.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

28.
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

29.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

30.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

31.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

32.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

33.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

34.
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

35.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

36.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

37.
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

38.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

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

40.
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

41.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

42.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

43.
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

44.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

45.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

46.
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

47.
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)

48.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

49.
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

50.
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


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