Crime Quotes

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? - George Carlin

 

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies. - Woody Allen

 

Every crime destroys more Eden's than our own. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity. The distinction between crime and justice is no greater. - George Bernard Shaw

 

Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

 

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. - Ayn Rand

 

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. - Woody Allen

 

Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness. - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

 

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.-Honore de Balzac

 

If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs.-Arthur Bugs Baer

 

There's not a crime But takes its proper change out still in crime If once rung on the counter of this world.-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

Where crime is taught from early years, it becomes a part of nature.-Ovid

 

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.-Ramsey Clark

 

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.-Marcellinus Ammianus

 

Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.-Howard Scott

 

Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.-Anonymous

 

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.-Hunter S. Thompson

 

Small crimes always precede great ones. Never have we seen timid innocence pass suddenly to extreme licentiousness.-Jean Baptiste Racine

 

A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.-Lucan

 

Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.-Maximilien Robespierre

 

A crafty knave needs no broker.-Horace

 

'Tis no sin love's fruits to steal; But the sweet thefts to reveal; To be taken, to be seen, These have crimes accounted been.-Ben Jonson

 

The crime of a mother is a heavy burden.-Jean Baptiste Racine

 

The judge is condemned when the criminal is absolved.-Publilius Syrus

 

I realized I had been paying hit men to slaughter cows for my table... and I stopped, but not for 6 months in which I rationalized.-O Anna Niemus

 

If blue collar jobs are leaving and white collar jobs are outsourced what color collar jobs are left?-Bob Edwards

 

The key is to commit crimes so confusing that police feel too stupid to even write a crime report about them.-Randy K. Milholland

 

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.-Voltaire

 

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.-Ovid

 

Nor all that heralds rake from coffin'd clay, Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.-Lord Byron

 

The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.-Pierre Corneille

 

But many a crime deemed innocent on earth Is registered in Heaven; and these no doubt Have each their record, with a curse annex'd.-William Cowper

 

It is worse that a crime, it is a blunder.-Joseph Fouche

 

Crime is not punished as an offense against God, but as prejudicial to society. - James Anthony Froude

 

Every crime destroys more Edens than our own.-Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

It is grievous to be caught.-Horace

 

Many commit the same crimes with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown.--Juvenal

 

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.-Will Rogers

 

By his own verdict no guilty man was ever acquitted.-Juvenal

 

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.-Henry Ford

 

For whoever meditates a crime is guilty of the deed.-Juvenal

 

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.-Don Marquis

 

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenceless!-Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer

 

You are not to do evil that good may come of it.-Juvenal

 

Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.-Lyndon Baines Johnson

 

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.-Ovid

 

And who are the greater criminals--those who sell the instruments of death, or those who buy them and use them?-Robert Emmet Sherwood

 

Purposelessness is the fruitful mother of crime.-Charles H. Parkhurst

 

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.-Vittorio Alfieri

 

Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.-G. Gordon Liddy

 

Set a thief to catch a thief.-Anonymous

 

The guilty is he who meditates a crime; the punishment is his who lays the plot.-Vittorio Alfieri

 

We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.-Allen Tucker

 

Sport hunting is a crime. My sympathies are with the fox.-Duchess Of Windsor

 

Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.-Vittorio Alfieri

 

All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.-Mahatma Gandhi

 

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.-W. H. Auden

 

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.-Woody Allen

 

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.-George Washington

 

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.-Emma Goldman

 

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.-Henry Thomas Buckle

 

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.-Edward Gibbon

 

The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind.-Joseph Conrad

 

Crooks are early adopters.-Craig Newmark

 

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.-Benjamin Disraeli

 

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.-Voltaire

 

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.-C. P. Snow

 

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.-Bertrand Russell

 

Crime is a product of social excess.-Lenin, Vladimir

 

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.-Alfred E. Newman

 

Providence sees to it that no man gets happiness out of crime.-Conte Vittorio Alfieri

 

The reason there is so little crime in Germany is that it's against the law.-Alex Levin

 

There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass.-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime.-Neil Tennant

 

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.-George Savile

 

Maybe... there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for unlawfully detaining 120 people. Maybe they just got carried away with last year's idea of pre-emptive strikes and thought, 'Let's not wait for an actual crime to occur. Let's get the innocent.-Mark Thomas

 

To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen.-Quintus Ennius

 

We are afraid to face the hard questions. We are willing to tackle drugs, crime, and public education only if it doesn't cost us any new taxes.-J. Irwin Miller

 

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.-Katherine Dunn

 

I can not, therefore, see how this can be imputed as a crime, or how any of the king's ministers can be blamed for his doing what the public has no concern in; for if the public be well and faithfully served it has no business to ask by whom.-Robert Walpole

 

But I must think that an address to his majesty to remove one of his servants, without so much as alleging any particular crime against him, is one of the greatest encroachments that was ever made upon the prerogatives of the crown.-Robert Walpole

 

What does signature mean? Supposedly these are the added touches that make the crime personal to the killer.-Pat Brown

 

Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life.-Warren E. Burger

 

Our people went out every single night trying to stop crime before it happened, trying to take people off the street that they believed were involved in crime. That made us a very aggressive, proactive police department.-Daryl Gates

 

The expansion and sophistication of transnational crime represents one of the most dangerous threats we confront in the next millennium.-Rand Beers

 

It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime.-Jose Bergamin

 

No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined.-Paul Gallico

 

Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains. What of the control of human nature? Do not point to the triumphs of psychiatry, social services or the war against crime. Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself.-Johan Huizinga

 

I'm sort of fascinated by the whole espionage crime thing.-Aaron Eckhart

 

Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.-Johnny Ball

 

Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying.-Ron Dellums

 

I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.-Jessica Savitch

 

Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders.-Warren Christopher

 
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