Crime Quotes

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

Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life.

Warren E. Burger

Crime is a product of social excess

Vladimir Lenin

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father

Jean de la Bruyere

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.

Jean Baudrillard

The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.

Max Stirner

It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.

Lord Byron

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
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