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Every place in the country you should get a license that shows you know how to safely store it, keep it away from your children or grandchildren. You should have to license it so the police can trace it if it's used in a crime. [On keeping guns]
Michael D Barnes

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

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

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

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

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

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

A first impulse was never a crime.
Pierre Corneille

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Punk Rock Is Not A Crime!'
Deryck Whibley

Every crime destroys more Edens than our own
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards
George Farquhar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty is the mother of crime.
Marcus Aurelius

Such crimes has superstition caused.
Lucretius

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

I am not sorry for my crime.
Leon Czolgosz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
Emma Goldman

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

The worst crime is faking it.
Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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



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