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Crime and criminals

Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
- Seneca
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
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

2.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

3.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

4.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

5.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

6.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

7.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

8.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

9.
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

10.
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

11.
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.

12.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

13.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

14.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

15.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

16.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

17.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

18.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

19.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

20.
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

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

22.
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

23.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

24.
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

25.
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

26.
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

27.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

28.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

29.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

30.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

31.
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)

32.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

33.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Hazlitt, William

34.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

35.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

36.
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

37.
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

38.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

39.
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

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.
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

42.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

43.
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

44.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

45.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

46.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

47.
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

48.
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

49.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

50.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De


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