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Crime and criminals

He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
- Shakespeare, William
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

2.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

3.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

4.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

5.
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

6.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

7.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

8.
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

9.
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

10.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

11.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

12.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

13.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

14.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

15.
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

16.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

17.
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

18.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

19.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

20.
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

21.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

22.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

23.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

24.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

25.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

26.
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.

27.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

28.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

29.
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

30.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

31.
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

32.
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

33.
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

34.
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)

35.
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

36.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

37.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

38.
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

39.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

40.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

41.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

42.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

43.
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.

44.
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

45.
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

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

48.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

49.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

50.
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


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