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He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
- Shakespeare, William
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 no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

3.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

4.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

5.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

6.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

7.
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

8.
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

9.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

10.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

11.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

12.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

13.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

14.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

15.
Crime generally punishes itself.
Goldsmith, Oliver

16.
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

17.
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

18.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

19.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

20.
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

21.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

22.
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

23.
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

24.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

25.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

26.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

27.
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

28.
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

29.
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

30.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

31.
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

32.
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

33.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

34.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

35.
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

36.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

37.
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

38.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

39.
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

40.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

41.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

42.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

43.
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.

44.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

45.
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)

46.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

47.
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.

48.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

49.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

50.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson


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