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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
Crime and criminals Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

2.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

3.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

4.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

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.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

7.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

8.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

9.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

10.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

11.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

12.
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

13.
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

14.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

15.
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

16.
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

17.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

18.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

19.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

20.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

21.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

22.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

23.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

24.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

25.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

26.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

27.
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

28.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

29.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

30.
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

31.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

32.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

33.
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

34.
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

35.
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

36.
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

37.
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

38.
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.

39.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

40.
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

41.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

42.
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

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

44.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

45.
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

46.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

47.
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

48.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

49.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

50.
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)


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