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Crime and criminals

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
- Waugh, Evelyn
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Dryden, John

2.
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

3.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

4.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

5.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

6.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

7.
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

8.
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

9.
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

10.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

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

12.
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

13.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Adler, Freda

14.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

15.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

16.
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)

17.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

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

19.
Great thieves punish little ones.
Proverb

20.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

21.
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

22.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

23.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

24.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

25.
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

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

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

28.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

29.
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

30.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

31.
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.

32.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

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

34.
Abscond. To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
Bierce, Ambrose

35.
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

36.
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

37.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

38.
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

39.
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

40.
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

41.
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

42.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Mencken, H. L.

43.
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

44.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Proverb

45.
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

46.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

47.
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

48.
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

49.
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

50.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry


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