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Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards
George Farquhar

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

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

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

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

I am not sorry for my crime.
Leon Czolgosz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The worst crime is faking it.
Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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

A first impulse was never a crime.
Pierre Corneille

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

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

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

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

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

'Punk Rock Is Not A Crime!'
Deryck Whibley

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

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

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

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

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

He who allows oppression, shares the crime.
Erasmus Darwin

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

Every crime destroys more Edens than our own
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

Such crimes has superstition caused.
Lucretius

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

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

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



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