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Crime and criminals

There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
- La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

2.
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

3.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

4.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

5.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

6.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

7.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

8.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

9.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

10.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

11.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

12.
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

13.
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

14.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

15.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

16.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

17.
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

18.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

19.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

20.
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

21.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

22.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

23.
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

24.
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

25.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

26.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

27.
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)

28.
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

29.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

30.
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

31.
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

32.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

33.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

34.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

35.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

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

37.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

38.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

39.
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

40.
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

41.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

42.
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

43.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

44.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

45.
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.

46.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

47.
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

48.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

49.
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

50.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.


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