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Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!
Emma Goldman

The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

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

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

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

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

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

In a colony constituted like that of New South Wales, the proportion of crime must of course be great.
Charles Sturt

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

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

I'm sure if the punishment fits the crime, or is more severe, you're going to start stamping out a lot of things that are going on in football.
Alan Curbishley

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

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

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

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

Such crimes has superstition caused.
Lucretius

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

'Punk Rock Is Not A Crime!'
Deryck Whibley

The worst crime is faking it.
Kurt Cobain

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

The thundering voice that wrings, in one dark, damning moment, crimes of years!
James Gates Percival

Statisticians estimate that crime among good golfers is lower than in any class of the community except possibly bishops.
P G Wodehouse

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

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

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

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal
Friedrich Engels

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

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
Emma Goldman

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

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

A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am not sorry for my crime.
Leon Czolgosz

He who allows oppression, shares the crime.
Erasmus Darwin

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
Marion Barry

Poverty is the mother of crime.
Marcus Aurelius

I hope that my experiences in my life have actually helped me understand that I do want crime tackled [on smoking cannabis]
Jacqui Smith

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

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Honore De Balzac

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

Every crime will bring remorse to the man who committed it
Juvenal

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



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