Crime Quotes

Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.

Emile M. Cioran

The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity; the least divergence from it is the greatest crime

Emma Goldman

Where are they now that we, the men whom they sent off to war, have returned? These are commanders who have deserted their troops, and there is no more serious crime in the law of war. The Army says they never leave their wounded. The Marines say they never leave even their dead. These men have left all the casualties and retreated behind a pious shield of public rectitude. They have left the real stuff of their reputation bleaching behind them in the sun in this country.

Senator John Kerry

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

William J. Wilson

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime

Frederic Bastiat

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


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

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.


The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.

Stephen Ambrose

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
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