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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
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

2.
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

3.
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

4.
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

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

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

7.
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

8.
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

9.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

10.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

11.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

12.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

13.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

14.
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

15.
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

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

17.
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

18.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

19.
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

20.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

21.
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

22.
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

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

24.
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

25.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

26.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

27.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

28.
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

29.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

30.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

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

32.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

33.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

34.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

35.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

36.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

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

39.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

40.
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

41.
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.

42.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

43.
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

44.
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

45.
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

46.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

47.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

48.
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)

49.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

50.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca


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