Crime Quotes

He who helps the guilty, shares the crime.

Publilius Syrus

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

Conte Vittorio Alfieri

Whatever guilt is perpetrated by some evil prompting, is grievous to the author of the crime. This is the first punishment of guilt that no one who is guilty is acquitted at the judgment seat of his own conscience


Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing

Hannah Arendt

Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it


The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society

Thomas Jefferson

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 to live without breaking laws

Ayn Rand

The U.S. incarceration binge is not tied to crime. It's a strategy to control the surplus population in a capitalist system that is breaking down.

Jerry Brown

Look at the whole criminal correction game, which is a big piece of our economy. It's just an invention. Crime is being invented to put people to work.

Jerry Brown

It should not be a federal crime to charge low prices to American consumers.

James Bovard

All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.

Mahatma Gandhi

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli

Crime and bad lives are the measure of a StateĆ­s failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.

H.G. Wells

The greatest crime since World War II has been United States foreign policy.

Ramsey Clark

Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.

George Bataille
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