Crime Quotes

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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

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

The worst crime is faking it.
Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty is the mother of crime.
Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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

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

He who allows oppression, shares the crime.
Erasmus Darwin

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

Such crimes has superstition caused.
Lucretius

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

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

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

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 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

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

Every crime destroys more Edens than our own
Nathaniel Hawthorne

A first impulse was never a crime.
Pierre Corneille

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Punk Rock Is Not A Crime!'
Deryck Whibley

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

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

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards
George Farquhar

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

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

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

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

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

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



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