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

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore De Balzac

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

The worst crime is faking it.
Kurt Cobain

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

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards
George Farquhar

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

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

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

Such crimes has superstition caused.
Lucretius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
Emma Goldman

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

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

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

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

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

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

In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
Hunter S Thompson

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Punk Rock Is Not A Crime!'
Deryck Whibley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
Ken Calvert

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

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

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

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

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

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



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