Crime quotes and quotations
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.
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.
Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.
Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.
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.
Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.
A crafty knave needs no broker.
'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.
The crime of a mother is a heavy burden.
Jean Baptiste Racine
The judge is condemned when the criminal is absolved.
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?
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.
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
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.
The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
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.
It is worse that a crime, it is a blunder.
Crime is not punished as an offense against God, but as prejudicial to society. - James Anthony Froude,
James Anthony Froude
Every crime destroys more Edens than our own.
It is grievous to be caught.
Many commit the same crimes with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown.
We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.
By his own verdict no guilty man was ever acquitted.
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
For whoever meditates a crime is guilty of the deed.
It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
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.
Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.
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.
Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.
G. Gordon Liddy
Set a thief to catch a thief.
The guilty is he who meditates a crime; the punishment is his who lays the plot.
We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
Sport hunting is a crime. My sympathies are with the fox.
Duchess Of Windsor
Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.
All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.
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.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
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.
The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind.
Crooks are early adopters.
What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.
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.
Crime is a product of social excess.
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.
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