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Quotes About Crime

We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others.  ~ Albert Camus

There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.  ~ Ayn Rand

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.  ~ Honoré de Balzac

I came from a real tough neighborhood. Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn't a professional, the knife had butter on it.  ~ Rodney Dangerfield

Those who are incapable of committing great crime, do not readily suspect them in others.  ~ La Rochefoucauld

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

The more you can increase fear of drugs, crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all of the people.  ~ Noam Chomsky

A thief believes everybody steals.  ~ E.W. Howe

Wherever a man commits a crime, God finds a witness. Every secret crime has its reporter.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody ever commits a crime without doing something stupid.  ~ Oscar Wilde

The reason crime doesn't pay is that when it does, it is called a more respectable name.  ~ Laurence J. Peter

And is it not obvious that, just as it is a crime to disturb the peace when truth reigns, it is also a crime to remain at peace when the truth is being destroyed?  ~ Blaise Pascal

In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught.  ~ Hunter S. Thompson

It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished. But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, "whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection," and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever.  ~ John Adams

Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose.  ~ James Ellroy

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.  ~ Aristotle

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

Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.  ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

What man have you ever seen who was contented with one crime only?  ~ Juvenal

The big thieves hang the little ones.  ~ Czech proverb

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.  ~ H.L. Mencken

You should punish in the same manner those who commit crimes with those who accuse falsely.  ~ Thucydides

Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have to remember that it is impossible to commit a crime while reading a book.  ~ John Waters

There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.  ~ Albert Camus

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