Crime Quotes

Crime is an overhead you have to pay if you want to live in the city

George Moscone

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment

Voltaire

Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it

Henry Thomas Buckle

L.A. is the ultimate anonymous city: except when you choose not to be, you are generally alone. New Yorkers are never alone. It's surprising that street crime happens here at all, since muggings and rapes require solitude for the proper intimacy between criminal and victim, and in New York you have to go looking for a genuinely deserted block of street. Furthermore, whereas at night it can get dark in some parts of L.A., New Yorkers are never without light, at least the artificial kind.

David Klinghoffer

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Yakov Smirnoff

Let the punishment fit the crime.

Proverb

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Ambrose Bierce

Sometimes it seems like we're living in a prison & the crime is how much we hate ourselves.

Unknown

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

Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.

Woody Allen

It is difficult to understand precisely what the state hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare and crime.

William J. Brennan, Jr.

Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime, facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud, tax evasion, and other nefarious activities.

Ron Lewis

He who profits by a crime commits it

Seneca

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca

Dishonor waits on perfidy. A man should blush to think a falsehood; it is the crime of cowards.

Samuel Johnson

What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. 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:

The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself,but the world.

Roger Williams

The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.

Roger Williams

It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.

Pierre Corneille

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

William J. Wilson

If you commit a crime, you're guilty.

Rush Limbaugh

They who once engage in iniquitous designs miserably deceive themselves when they think that they will go so far and no farther; one fault begets another, one crime renders another necessary; and thus they are impelled continually downward into a depth of guilt, which at the commencement of their career they would have died rather than have incurred.

Robert Southey

One fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary.

Robert Southey

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death. That is why the spectacle of tragedy has always filled men, not with despair, but with a sense of hope and exaltation.

Whittaker Chambers
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