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Crime and criminals

After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
- Huston, John
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

2.
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

3.
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

4.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

5.
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

6.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

7.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

8.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

9.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

10.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

11.
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

12.
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

13.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

14.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

15.
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

16.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

17.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

18.
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)

19.
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

20.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

21.
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

22.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

23.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

24.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

25.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

26.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

27.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

28.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

29.
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

30.
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.

31.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

32.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

33.
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

34.
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

35.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

36.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

37.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

38.
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

39.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

40.
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

41.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

42.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

43.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

44.
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

45.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

46.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

47.
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

48.
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

49.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

50.
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


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