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He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
- Rabelais, Francois
Crime and criminals Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

2.
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

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

5.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

6.
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

7.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

8.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

9.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

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

11.
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

12.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

13.
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

14.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

15.
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

16.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

17.
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)

18.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

19.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

20.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

21.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

22.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

23.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

24.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

25.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

26.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

27.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

28.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

29.
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

30.
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

31.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

32.
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

33.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

34.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

35.
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

36.
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

37.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

38.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

39.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

40.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

41.
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

42.
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

43.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

44.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

45.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

46.
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

47.
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

48.
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

49.
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

50.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben


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