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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
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

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

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.
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)

6.
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

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

8.
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

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

10.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

11.
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

12.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

13.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

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

16.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

17.
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

18.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

19.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

20.
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

21.
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

22.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

23.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

24.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

25.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

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

27.
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

28.
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

29.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

30.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

31.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

32.
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

33.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

34.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

35.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

37.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

38.
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

39.
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

40.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

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.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

43.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

44.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

45.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

46.
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

47.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

48.
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

49.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

50.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.


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