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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
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

2.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

3.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

4.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

5.
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.

6.
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

7.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

8.
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

9.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

10.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

11.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

12.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

13.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

14.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

15.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

16.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

17.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

18.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

19.
There is no society known where a more or less developed criminality is not found under different forms. No people exists whose morality is not daily infringed upon. We must therefore call crime necessary and declare that it cannot be non-existent, that the fundamental conditions of social organization, as they are understood, logically imply it.
Durkheim, Emile

20.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

21.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

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

24.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

25.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

26.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

27.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

28.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

29.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

30.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

31.
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

32.
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

33.
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

34.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

35.
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

36.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

37.
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

38.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

39.
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

40.
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

41.
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

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

43.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

44.
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

45.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

46.
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

47.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

48.
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

49.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

50.
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


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