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

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

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.
Jack Kerouac

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

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

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

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

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

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

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
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

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

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

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

Such crimes has superstition caused.
Lucretius

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Every crime destroys more Edens than our own
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

A first impulse was never a crime.
Pierre Corneille

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

'Punk Rock Is Not A Crime!'
Deryck Whibley

I am not sorry for my crime.
Leon Czolgosz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty is the mother of crime.
Marcus Aurelius

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

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



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