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Crime Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Crime

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No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

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Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Make crime pay.
Become a lawyer.
- Will Rogers

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Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German
people and the soldier at the front.
- Wilhelm Keitel

We are not supposed to go out and kill all those we
suspect to have committed a crime.
- Bianca Jagger

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.
- Eli Khamarov

The head never rules the heart but just becomes its partner in crime.
- Michael McLaughlin

But from each crime are born bullets that will one
day seek out in you where the heart lies.
- Pablo Neruda

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

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

There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
- George Farquhar

Regardless of the nature of their crime or any rehabilitation that may have occurred,
these ex-felons cannot participate in the decision-making
process of this great Nation.
- Charles Rangel

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance,
crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds,
not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.
- William Greider

About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics.
And that sort of just evolved into organized crime,
because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.
- Howie Carr

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom.
The first is being a bore.
- Jean Baudrillard

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being
that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes
triumphant crime is altogether popular.
- Maximilien Robespierre

All I can really say is it's bloodier than hell.
In this one I'm going to be much more direct and honest
in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene.
- Christopher Darden

Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
- Marion Barry

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for
a crime you haven't committed.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression,
crime, cruelty, soft music.
- Vladimir Nabokov

He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets.
He did.
He took it into the damn White House.
- Ralph Abernathy

We cannot lightly allow the perpetrator of a serious
crime to go free simply because that person believed
his actions were reasonable and necessary to prevent some perceived harm.
- Sol Wachtler

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Make it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime.
- Jerry Weller

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal
crime to transport a minor across state lines for the
purpose of obtaining an abortion.
- Ken Calvert

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
- Emma Goldman

To make the child in your own image is a capital crime,
for your image is not worth repeating.
The child knows this and you know it.
Consequently you hate each other.
- Karl Shapiro

Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
- Rush Limbaugh

War is not the continuation of politics with different means,
it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
- Alfred Adler

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
- Honore de Balzac

I believe that the high rates of property crime (and
some of the increase in violent crime) are part of
the price you pay for freedom.
- James Q. Wilson

Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security.
Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do,
we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.
- Carrie P. Meek

Crime, family dissolution, welfare, and low levels
of social organization are fundamentally a consequence
of the disappearance of work.
- William J. Wilson

I think that there is nothing, not even crime,
more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself
than this incessant business.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it
was made a crime under the former order of things to
learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God.
- George H. White

Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today.
Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
- Tony Blair

If, at the limit, you can rule without crime,
you cannot do so without injustices.
- Emile M. Cioran

There is no city in America that has reduced crime
as much as we have in the last three years.
This is not the product of accident.
This is the product of design.
- Rudy Giuliani

You wanna get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine,
let's just get rid of all the drug laws.
- Ron Paul

Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Only crime and the criminal, it is true,
confront us with the perplexity of radical evil;
but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
- Hannah Arendt

We are the safest large city in America,
but any crime rate is too high.
- Michael Bloomberg

If a war be undertaken...
before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it,
that war has no defense, it is a national crime.
- Charles Eliot Norton

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

Rather let the crime of the guilty go unpunished than condemn the innocent.
- Justinian I

I'm the hardest working person I know.
I'm 20 years old - is it a crime to want to go out dancing with my friends?
- Lindsay Lohan

Cops and robbers resemble each other,
so there's not a lot to learn in terms of learning
the logistics of committing the crime or investigating the crime.
- Andre Braugher

Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.
- Freda Adler

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 danger chiefly lies in acting well;
no crime's so great as daring to excel.
- Charles Churchill

If we were really tough on crime, we'd try to save
our children from the desperation and deprivation that
leave them primed for a life of crime.
- Carrie P. Meek

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
- Jack Kerouac

Continuous persecution of widows and orphans is a crime.
Even the Bible says there is a specific place in hell
for those who oppress widows.
- Imelda Marcos

One crime has to be concealed by another.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In a closed society where everybody's guilty,
the only crime is getting caught.
In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Srebrenica was a horrendous war crime and it had to be uncovered.
- John Pomfret

The cure for crime is not the electric chair,
but the high chair.
- J. Edgar Hoover

How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!
- Michel de Montaigne

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

So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good,
but it's mostly too late: finding a family and a job
or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime.
- Polly Toynbee

There's no point regretting things.
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
Life's too short to worry about things I've said.
- Robbie Williams

He who allows oppression shares the crime.
- Desiderius Erasmus

People should be allowed to document evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
Where is the expectation of privacy if someone is conspiring to commit crime?
- Linda Tripp

I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border.
- Edward Blake

We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
- Horace

The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.
- Bess Myerson


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