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

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

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

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

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
Emma Goldman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Punk Rock Is Not A Crime!'
Deryck Whibley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A first impulse was never a crime.
Pierre Corneille

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

Every crime destroys more Edens than our own
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards
George Farquhar

He who allows oppression, shares the crime.
Erasmus Darwin

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

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

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

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

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

I am not sorry for my crime.
Leon Czolgosz



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