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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
Crime and criminals Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

2.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

3.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

4.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

5.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

6.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

7.
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

8.
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

9.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

10.
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

11.
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

12.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

13.
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

14.
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

15.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

16.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

17.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

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

19.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

20.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

21.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

22.
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

23.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

24.
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

25.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

26.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

27.
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

28.
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.

29.
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

30.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

31.
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

32.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

33.
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

34.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

35.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

36.
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

37.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

38.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

39.
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

40.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

41.
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

42.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

43.
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

44.
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.

45.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

46.
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

47.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

48.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

49.
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

50.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca


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