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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

2.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

3.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

4.
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

5.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

6.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

7.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

8.
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

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

10.
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

11.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

12.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

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.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

15.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

16.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

17.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

18.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

19.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

20.
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

21.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

22.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

23.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

24.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

25.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

26.
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

27.
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

28.
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

29.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

30.
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

31.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

32.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

33.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

34.
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

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

36.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

37.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

38.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

39.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

40.
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

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

42.
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

43.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

44.
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

45.
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

46.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

47.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

48.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

49.
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

50.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.


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