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Crime and criminals

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
- Adler, Freda
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

2.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

3.
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

4.
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

5.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

6.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

7.
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

8.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

9.
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

10.
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.

11.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

12.
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

13.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

14.
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

15.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

16.
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

17.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

18.
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

19.
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

20.
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

21.
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)

22.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

23.
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.

24.
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

25.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

26.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

27.
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

28.
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

29.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

30.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

31.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

32.
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

33.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

34.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

35.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

36.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

37.
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

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

40.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

41.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

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

43.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

44.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

45.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

46.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

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

48.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

49.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

50.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill


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