Criminals Quotes

If we stick together as an American people we can bring down the war criminals that are running our country right now.-Cindy Sheehan


If we're going to change the laws, let's change them in ways which makes it easier to catch criminals, and yet at the same time protect the Second Amendment rights of our law-abiding citizens.-John Dingell


If we're going to spend a lot of money to deal with the problem of 200 million guns in the country owned by 65 million gun owners, we ought to have a system which will work and catch criminals.-John Dingell


Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems.-Timothy Murphy


In order to effectively protect our loved ones, we must provide the American public with unfettered access to know who these dangerous criminals are and where they are living.-Paul Gillmor


It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.-Charles Kuralt


It means working harder to do the research but I don't really mind - I don't think I have what it takes to chase criminals through back alleys and wade through blood at crime scenes.-Jeffery Deaver


It puts limits on criminals' rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman.-Lindsey Graham


It's like the old rule-if you introduce a gun into the first act of a play, it's going to be used in the third act. So if you do a movie about criminals, you have to accept there's going to be Some action.-Harold Ramis


Let the Lord judge the criminals.-Tupac Shakur


Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties - provided we're only talking about criminals.-Ann Coulter


Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves.-Earl Warren


Maimonides taught that it is better that 10 criminals go free than let one innocent man be executed. The Innocence Project represents that point of view.-Norman Lamm


Many of the vicious criminals held there have been caught on the battlefield fighting against American troops and shutting down Guantanamo Bay would just require the military to move them elsewhere.-Bill Shuster


Murder is not the crime of criminals, but that of law-abiding citizens.-Emmanuel Teney


No, we're not looking at how to control criminals... we're talking about banning the AK-47 and semi-automatic guns.-Howard Metzenbaum


One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals.-Rutherford B. Hayes


Our systems are all go. At 9:30 Monday morning trading will resume on both markets, and the message will be given to criminals who foisted this on America that they lost.-Richard Grasso


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.-Jean Genet


Society questions the police and their methods, and the police say, Do you want the criminals off the street or not?-Kurt Russell


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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