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Crime and criminals

Small crimes always precedes great ones.
- Racine, Jean
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

2.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

3.
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

4.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

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.
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

7.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

8.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

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

10.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

11.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

12.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

13.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

14.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

15.
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

16.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

17.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

18.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

19.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

20.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

21.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

22.
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

23.
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

24.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

25.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

26.
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

27.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

28.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

29.
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.

30.
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

31.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

32.
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

33.
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.

34.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

35.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

36.
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

37.
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)

38.
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

39.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

40.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

41.
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

42.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

43.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

44.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

45.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

46.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

47.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

48.
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

49.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

50.
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


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