Crime Quotes

As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and the hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. 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

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

Aristotle

The mother of revolution and crime is poverty.

Aristotle

He who allows oppression shares the crime.

Desiderius Erasmus

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

Ernest Hemingway

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.

Evelyn Waugh

The crime bill passed by the Senate would reinstate the Federal death penalty for certain violent crimes: assassinating the President; hijacking an airliner; and murdering a government poultry inspector.

Unknown

The growth of drug-related crime is a far greater evil to society as a whole than drug taking. Even so, because we have been seduced by the idea that governments should legislate for our own good, very few people can see how dangerously absurd the present policy is.

John Casey

The way you walk is slash and burn. Like understatement's now a crime.

Justin Quinn

The guilty is he who meditates a crime; the punishment is his who lays the plot

Unknown

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

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit

Freda Adler

Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.

G. Gordon Liddy

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.

Woody Allen

There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who allows oppression, shares the crime.

Erasmus Darwin

Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.

Freda Adler

A first impulse was never a crime.

Pierre Corneille

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

Henry Ford

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

Honore De Balzac

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that is often considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business

Robert Rice

The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind

Joseph Conrad

If we were really tough on crime, we'd try to save our children from the desperation and deprivation that leave them primed for a life of crime.

Carrie P. Meek

The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. 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
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