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Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
- Will, George F.
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

2.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

3.
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

4.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

5.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Waugh, Evelyn

6.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

7.
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

8.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

9.
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

10.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

11.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

12.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

13.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

14.
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

15.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Rabelais, Francois

16.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Kraus, Karl

17.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Will, George F.

18.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

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

20.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Proverb

21.
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.

22.
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

23.
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

24.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

25.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

26.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

27.
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

28.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

29.
From a single crime know the nation.
Virgil

30.
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

31.
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

32.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

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

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

36.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

37.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.

38.
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)

39.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

40.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

41.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

42.
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.

43.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

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

46.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

47.
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

48.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

49.
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

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


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