Crime Quotes

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.

Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed

It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Guide the people by law, subdue them by punishment; they may shun crime, but will be void of shame. Guide them by example, subdue them by courtesy; they will learn shame, and come to be good.

Confucius

To have committed every crime but that of being a father.

Emil Cioran

The invasion of Iraq was simply a war crime. Straight-out war crime.

Noam Chomsky

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.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.

W.H. Auden

If a father commands a son to commit a crime so terrible that the son can't do it and live with himself, then is it betrayal for the son to disobey his father?

Orson Scott Card

Murder is a horror, but an often necessary horror, never criminal, which it is essential to tolerate in a republican State. Is it or is it not a crime? If it is not, why make laws for its punishment? And if it is, by what barbarous logic do you, to punish it, duplicate it by another crime?

Marquis De Sade

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.

John Ruskin

Some day, even the experts will figure out, that crime is not caused by rap music...or even my music, but by a power structure of self-absorbed property owners so brain dead and stupid they won't even see that if you're too goddamn greedy to pay taxes for schools and services, they're not going to be any good any more! And that uneducated time bombs are a very poor investment as a future work force. And if you go on teaching people that life is cheap, and leave them to rot in ghettos and jails, they may one day feel justified in coming back to rob and kill you. Duh!

Jello Biafra

Why would you shed a tear for them when they in return crack a smile for your loss because of the impending extra money they will receive in their next paycheck for sitting at your loved ones crime scene of 6 hours because of the overtime they will accrue.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

When your family members die, they just see you as extra overtime at a crime scene and at a perimeter.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

He felt at once betrayed and betrayer, deceived and deceiver. He was a criminal forced into crime, an unwilling whore.

Peter Benchley

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs... Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home..

Mahatma Gandhi

War is a crime which involves all other crimes.

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Nowadays it is about as big a crime to be dumb as it is to be dishonest.

Will Rogers

No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime

Oscar Wilde

Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime

Benjamin Disraeli

It is little wonder that rape is one of the least-reported crimes. Perhaps it is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused and, in reality, it is she who must prove her good reputation, her mental soundness, and her impeccable propriety.

Freda Adler

It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too.

Sigmund Freud

The insistence of the Danish government to refrain from apologizing and its refusal to punish the criminals and take action to prevent this crime from being repeated... shows that the notions of freedom of speech have no roots, especially when it comes to Muslims.

Osama bin Laden
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