Crime And Criminals Quotes

Crime And Criminals Quotes by Maximilien Robespierre, Napoleon Bonaparte, E. W. Howe, H. L. Mencken, Daniel J. Boorstin, Virgil and many others.

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Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.
Maximilien Robespierre
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
E. W. Howe
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
H. L. Mencken
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Daniel J. Boorstin
From a single crime know the nation.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
Hannah Arendt
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Freda Adler
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.
Georges Bataille
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, him not know t, and he’s not robbed at all.
William Shakespeare
Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
Emma Goldman
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Ernest Hemingway
We don’t seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
Will Rogers
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.
Henry Miller
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace
Malcolm X
As one reads history … one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted.
Oscar Wilde
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.
Mark Twain