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History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Edward Gibbon

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood (on the day of his execution, 1859)
John Brown

Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium.
Camille Paglia

Its not a crime to make a mistake, but it is a crime if you dont learn from it.
Anonymous

To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen
Quintus Ennius

I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.
Lord Byron

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
Emma Goldman

If we are tough on crime and on terrorism, as Labour is, then I think Britain will be safer under Labour
Peter Hain

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards
George Farquhar

Small habits, well pursued betimes, May reach the dignity of crimes (Florio)
Hannah More

If moderation is a fault then indifference is a crime
Georg Lichtenberg

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

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
Casey Stengel

I am not sorry for my crime.
Leon Czolgosz

O liberty! O liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name!
Mme Roland

The worst crime is faking it.
Kurt Cobain

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.
Geoffrey Fisher

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Cyril Connolly

I have enjoyed presenting Crimewatch but I felt that it was time for me to leave the show [on leaving before he was kicked out by the BBC]
Nick Ross

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

A first impulse was never a crime.
Pierre Corneille

The response to these inhumane crimes wherever they take place - be it London, New York, Moscow or other countries - should be absolute condemnation.

All civilised countries should unite in the fight against international terrorism.
[on the London terrorist attack, 7th July 2005]
Vladimir Putin

Every crime destroys more Edens than our own
Nathaniel Hawthorne

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Tacitus

This the first time I ever heard it said that the crime is not the burglary, but the discovery of the burglar.
Adlai Stevenson

Base stealing, like crime in general, is increasing and is also getting more difficult to curb.
Leonard Davids

If you have a crime committed against you, and you go to have hypnosis, you can't testify. Because there's no way to test what is real - what's fact- what's fantasy and so on.
Betty Hill

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov

The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair. [Education over punishment debate]
J Edgar Hoover

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

Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is a crime against humanity.
Mahatma Gandhi

Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose. [On the true nature of politics]
James Ellroy

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

War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.
Charles E Hughes

The britishh seizure of Hong Kong was an aspect of one of the most ugly crimes of the britishh Empire: the takeover and destruction of India, and the use of India to flood China with opium.
Robert Trout

The mayors fund for London will be a streamlined vehicle for getting money from the wealth creating sector to communities across London that are facing hardship and deprivation and are the victims of crime.
Boris Johnson

The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Daniel Boorstin

Ex-Professor Moriarty of mathematical celebrity... is the Napoleon of crime, Watson.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
Jack Kerouac

As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
Diane Abbott

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Albert Camus

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Not failure, but low aim, is crime
James Russell Lowell

Actions receive their tincture from the times,
And as they change are virtues made or crimes (A Hymn to the Pillory)
Daniel Defoe

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

'Punk Rock Is Not A Crime!'
Deryck Whibley

Destiny - A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Ambrose Bierce

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Samuel Johnson

Whoever commits a crime strengthens his enemy.
Daniel O'Connell



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