Quotes on crime

How do you convince the upcoming generation that education is the key to success when we are surrounded by poor graduates and rich criminals?
~ Robert Mugabe
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Here is the charming evening, the criminal's friend; It comes like an accomplice, with stealthy tread.
~ Charles Baudelaire
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Petty laws breed great crimes.
~ Ouida
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All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
~ Horace
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Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.
~ Bess Myerson
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Crime is as much a condition as an intention.
~ Lewis F. Korns
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Crime has always been a regrettably consistent element of the human experience.
~ Mark Frost
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He who helps the guilty, shares the crime.
~ Publilius Syrus
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Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
~ H. G. Wells
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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.
~ Agatha Christie
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All men have crimes, and most of them are hidden.
~ Maxwell Anderson
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The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
~ Pierre Corneille
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For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists.
~ Albert Camus
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The man that does not fear punishment, little regards crime.
~ Norman Macdonald
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We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
~ Will Rogers
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Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
~ James Russell Lowell
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Crime is a product of social excess.
~ Vladimir Lenin
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The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.
~ Mignon McLaughlin
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Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Despotism is a long crime.
~ Victor Hugo
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The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
~ H. L. Mencken
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Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
~ John Ruskin
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Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
~ Ambrose Bierce
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One crime has to be concealed by another.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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He who allows oppression shares the crime.
~ Desiderius Erasmus
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We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
~ Horace Mann
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Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
~ Victor Hugo
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Poverty is the mother of crime.
~ Marcus Aurelius
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Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
~ Honore de Balzac
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The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
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Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
~ Henry Ford
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I finally faced the fact that it isn't a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.
~ Whitney Houston
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Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?
~ Tupac Shakur
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No crime is so great as daring to excel.
~ Winston Churchill
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Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
~ Voltaire
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The worst crime is faking it.
~ Kurt Cobain
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Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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No crime is so great as daring to excel.
~ Winston Churchill
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To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
~ Malcolm X
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Locks keep honest people honest; criminals will still find their way in!
~ Author Unknown
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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
~ Aristotle
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Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.
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Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
– Honoré de Balzac
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There not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.
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The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.
– Mignon McLaughlin
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Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it.
– Henry Thomas Buckle
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He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
– Seneca
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Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
– Elizabeth Fry
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We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
– Allen Tucker
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Rape is a more heinous crime than murder since the rape victim dies throughout the period she lives.
– Amit Abraham
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Society invites the crime, and criminals accept the invitation.
– Vikrant Parsai
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All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.
– Sophocles
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Crime does not pay as well as politics.
– Alfred Newman
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When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
– Nelson Mandela
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To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
– Malcolm X
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All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.
– Mahatma Gandhi
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And maybe that’s was her biggest crime of all. Making him fall in love with her.
– Maya Banks
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What a greater crime. Than loss of time.
– Thomas Tusser
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Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Some actions are even baser than the people who commit them.
– Joaquim Maria Machado de Assi
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A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
– George R.R. Martin
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If you share your friend’s crime, you make it your own.
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He who profits by a crime commits it.
– Seneca
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The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing.
– Voltaire
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The bad consequences of crimes live longer than the actual crime.
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It is shocking how many crimes the Bible contains. The Governor’s wife should cut them all out and paste them into her scrapbook.
– Margaret Atwood
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A crime is born in the gap between the morality of society and that of the individual.
– Håkan Nesser
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Little crimes breed big crimes. You smile at little crimes and then big crimes blow your head off.
– Terry Pratchett
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Crime brings together honest men and concentrates them.
– Émile Durkheim
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Punishment creates crime.
– Silvia Hartmann
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The worst kind of victim was the kind that was aware of nothing.
– B. Barmanbek
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In these electric times the criminal receives a cosmopolitan reputation. It is a privilege he shares with few other artists.
– Israel Zangwill
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Our crime against criminals lies in the fact that we treat them like rascals.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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I need not pause to explain that crime is not a disease. It is criminology that is a disease.
– G.K. Chesterton
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Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
– Emma Goldman
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Criminal: a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
– Howard Scott
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A criminal remains a criminal whether he uses a convict’s suit or a monarch’s crown.
– Victor Hugo
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The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.
– G.K. Chesterton
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For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.
– Noam Chomsky
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Good. Illegal is always faster.
– Eoin Colfer
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Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
– Lyndon Baines Johnson
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Sport hunting is a crime. My sympathies are with the fox.
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Set a thief to catch a thief.
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Purposelessness is the fruitful mother of crime.
– Charles H. Parkhurst
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It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too
– Sigmund Freud
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A man who lacks ambition commits a crime and should be charged with the crime of being bad example to young minds.
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There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.
– Albert Camus
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Criminals should be punished, not fed pastries.
– Lemony Snicket
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I have too great a soul to die like a criminal.
– John Wilkes Booth
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Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law.
– Louis D. Brandeis
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Providence sees to it that no man gets happiness out of crime.
– Conte Vittorio Alfieri
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What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
– Benjamin Disraeli
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The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind.
– Joseph Conrad
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It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
– Don Marquis
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If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs.
– Arthur Bugs Baer
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The worst crime is faking it.
– Kurt Cobain
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