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Thieves Quotes and Sayings
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The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

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War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

My own personal favorite Cher song is the unforgettable Gypsies,
Tramps and Thieves.
- Brent Spiner

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves -
regret for the past and fear of the future.
- Fulton Oursler

 

As a singer, I might have fallen among thieves.
I wonder if I'd still be alive by now.
- Ben Kingsley

Alliance - in international politics,
the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply
inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
- Ambrose Bierce

Don't worry, don't worry.
Look at the Astors and the Vanderbilts,
all those big society people.
They were the worst thieves - and now look at them.
It's just a matter of time.
- Meyer Lansky

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War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
- Thomas Carlyle

Let us not forget that the greatest composers were
also the greatest thieves.
They stole from everyone and everywhere.
- Pablo Casals

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like
socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
- Natalie Clifford Barney

Treating your audience like thieves is absurd.
Anyone who chooses to listen to our music becomes a collaborator.
- Jeff Tweedy

I think people need housing.
And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there.
If you want to call them squatters, trespassers,
hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
- Al Lewis

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

No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists!
This time the revolution is for real!
- Fidel Castro

The great thieves lead away the little thief.
- Diogenes

God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.
- Mary Harris Jones

I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers,
in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty -
a sunken beauty.
- Jean Genet

The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.
- Jimmy Breslin

Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves.
- Karl Kraus

Three groups spend other people's money:
children,
thieves, politicians.
All three need supervision.
- Dick Armey

Friends are thieves of time.
- Francis Bacon

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
- Aesop

That's why so many stars are making pictures in Europe today.
The tax guys are making thieves out of everybody.
- Bud Abbott

Thieves respect property.
They merely wish the property to become their property
that they may more perfectly respect it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We crucify ourselves between two thieves:
regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.
- Fulton Oursler

Honor among thieves is the ancestor of all honor.
- John McCarthy

There are more honest people and more good people than
there are thieves and bad people.
It's just always been that way.
- Michael Nesmith

Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect
Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity
thieves and give them back control of their Social
Security numbers and personal health information.
- Luis Gutierrez

My friends and I make short films.
We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked,
but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops!
Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn!
- Josh Hartnett

The Americans may think they have 'liberated' Baghdad
but the tens of thousands of thieves -
they came in families and cruised the city in trucks
and cars searching for booty -
seem to have a different idea what liberation means.
- Robert Fisk

The TV business is uglier than most things.
It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and
shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry,
a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run
free and good men die like dogs,
for no good reason.
- Hunter S. Thompson

These thieves defend themselves by saying,
'I was there all the time, and the officials missed me.'
Favorite excuses for missing surveillance checkpoints:
jacket covered the number took off the shirt with the
number hidden in a crowd.
- Joe Henderson

The only people who steal are thieves,
and that's a very small percentage of civilization.
Most people want to have some way to make the economic transaction valid.
They want to return the favor, if you will...
return the benefit and reciprocate.
- Michael Nesmith

There is sublime thieving in all giving.
Someone gives us all he has and we are his.
- Eric Hoffer

Want of money and the distress of a thief can never
be alleged as the cause of his thieving,
for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude.
We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money,
for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s. - William Blake

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime,
it is in wickedness.
You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind
of respect for the great criminal.
- Denis Diderot

My Roman girlfriend translates bits from Italian into English.
It is sublime.
- Francesca da Rimini

He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy,
has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise
that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
- E. M. Forster

Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh,
and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth
is more sublime and more compelling.
- Dorothy Day

It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight
all ordinary calculations.
He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.
- Honore de Balzac

Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night.
- Joyce Grenfell

What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us,
the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime -
terror.
- Anish Kapoor

I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
- Keanu Reeves

Genius creates, and taste preserves.
Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste,
genius is only sublime folly.
- Alexander Pope

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Seduction is always more singular and sublime than
sex and it commands the higher price.
- Jean Baudrillard

The realities of the world seldom measure up to the
sublime designs of human imagination.
- Bryant H. McGill

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence
and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching
a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.
- Armstrong Williams

Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before
the sublime character of Jesus.
- E. Stanley Jones

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett

There's only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous,
but there's no road leading from the ridiculous to the sublime.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is
supreme for some man and woman,
every hour the apotheosis of some passion!
- William McFee

As a means of contrast with the sublime,
the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
- Victor Hugo

Duty is the most sublime word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more.
You should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

Has it struck you that the music which is regarded
as the most sublime in western civilization,
which is the music of Bach, is called baroque?
- Pierre Schaeffer

Greatly begin.
Though thou have time, but for a line,
be that sublime.
Not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal
only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

There is something sublime about its aloofness from
and its indifference to its external environment.
- Frederick Soddy

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime,
and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led
those who cherish it astray.
- Henry Ellis

The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals,
but he is also the proudest.
It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
- Erik Satie

Chocolate's okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste.
You know when a peach is absolutely perfect...
it's sublime.
I'd like to capture that and then use it in a dessert.
- Kathy Mattea

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother,
for the homeland is our earthly mother.
I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in
this sublime and difficult moment.
- Pope John Paul II

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

But every great scripture, whether Hebrew,
Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious
value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own;
and in this respect the original Bible stands very
high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me -
it was the sublime quality of patience -
patience in accumulating data,
patience with recalcitrant equipment -
which I sadly lacked.
- Abdus Salam

If I were assigned poems I suppose I'd write more of
them but it is entirely voluntary and for the most
part ignored in the market sense of the word so the
language to me is most intimate,
most important, most sublime and most satisfying when it gets done.
- Thomas Lynch


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