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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
Crime and criminals Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

2.
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

3.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

4.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

5.
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

6.
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

7.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

8.
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

9.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

10.
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

11.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

12.
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

13.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

14.
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

15.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

16.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

17.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

18.
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

19.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

20.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

21.
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.

22.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

23.
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.

24.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

25.
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

26.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

27.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

28.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

29.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

30.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

31.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

32.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

33.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

34.
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

35.
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

36.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

37.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

38.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

39.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

40.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

41.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

42.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

44.
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

45.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

46.
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

47.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

48.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

49.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

50.
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


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