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Crime and criminals

Great thieves punish little ones.
- Proverb
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

2.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

3.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

4.
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

5.
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

6.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

7.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

8.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

9.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

10.
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

11.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

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

13.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

14.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

15.
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)

16.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

17.
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

18.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

19.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

20.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

21.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

22.
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

23.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

24.
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

25.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

26.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

27.
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

28.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

29.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

30.
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

31.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

32.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

33.
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

34.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

35.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

36.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

37.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

38.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

39.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

40.
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

41.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

42.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

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

44.
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

45.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

46.
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

47.
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

48.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

49.
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.

50.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn


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