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Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
- Farber, Barry J.
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

2.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

3.
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)

4.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

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

7.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

8.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

9.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

10.
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

11.
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

12.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

13.
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

14.
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

15.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

16.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

17.
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

18.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

19.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

20.
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.

21.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

22.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

23.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

24.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

25.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

26.
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

27.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

28.
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

29.
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

30.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

31.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

32.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

33.
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

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

36.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

37.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

38.
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

39.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

40.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

41.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

42.
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

43.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

44.
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

45.
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

46.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

47.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

48.
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

49.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

50.
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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