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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
Crime and criminals Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

2.
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

3.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

4.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

5.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

6.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

7.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

8.
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

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

10.
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

11.
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

12.
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

13.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

14.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

15.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

16.
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

17.
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

18.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

19.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

20.
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

21.
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

22.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

23.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

24.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

25.
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

26.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

27.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

28.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

29.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

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.
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

32.
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

33.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

34.
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.

35.
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

36.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

37.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

38.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

39.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

40.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

41.
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

42.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

43.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

44.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

45.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

46.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

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

48.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

49.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

50.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French


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