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Crime and criminals

In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
- Proverb
Crime and criminals Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

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

2.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

3.
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

4.
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

5.
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

6.
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

7.
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

8.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

9.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

10.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

11.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

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.
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.
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

15.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

16.
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

17.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

18.
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

19.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

20.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

21.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

22.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

23.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

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

26.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

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

28.
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.

29.
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

30.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

31.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

32.
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

33.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

34.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

35.
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.

36.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

37.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

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

39.
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)

40.
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

41.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

42.
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

43.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

44.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

45.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

46.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

47.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

48.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

49.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

50.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose


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