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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
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
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

2.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

3.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

4.
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

5.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

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

7.
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

8.
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.

9.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

10.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

11.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

12.
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

13.
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

14.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

15.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

16.
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

17.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

18.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

19.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

20.
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

21.
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

22.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

23.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

24.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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

26.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

27.
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.

28.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

29.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

30.
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

31.
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

32.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

33.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

34.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

35.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

36.
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

37.
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

38.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

39.
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

40.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

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

42.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

43.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

44.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

45.
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

46.
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

47.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

48.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

49.
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

50.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo


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