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'The Government cannot be concerned any longer with outmoded penological theories....Common criminals...can best be dealt with on a purely curative basis. Kill the criminal reflex, that’s all.'
-: [ Clockwork Orange (1962) ]
~ Anthony Burgess | ( English author. ) | 1917-1933 | Crime
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Abscond. To ''move'' in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
~ Ambrose Bierce | ( American newspaperman and short-story writer. ) | 1842-1914 | Crime
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Crime
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
-: [ "Compensation," Essays, First Series (1841) ]
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Crime
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
~ H. G. Wells | (British-born american Author. ) | 1866-1946 | Crime
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
-: [ A Modern Utopia (1905), Chapter 5 ]
~ H. G. Wells | (British-born american Author. ) | 1866-1946 | Crime
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Crime
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Crime generally punishes itself.
~ Oliver Goldsmith | ( Irish writer ) | 1728-1774 | Crime
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Crime
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Crime
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
~ John F. Kennedy | ( Thirty-fifth President of the USA ) | 1917-1963 | Crime
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
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 | ( French novelist ) | 1913-1960 | Crime
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
He 63 ways of getting money, the most common, most honorable ones being staling, thieving, and robbing.
~ FranA§ois Rabelais | ( French writer and priest. ) | 1495-1553 | Crime
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Crime
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
he prisoner is not the one who has committed a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.
-: [ Sexus, chapter 14 (1949) ]
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Crime
quotes Division : American writers   
     
He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Crime
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, him not know t, and he's not robbed at all.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Crime
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
He threatens many that hath injured one.
~ Ben Jonson | ( English dramatist, poet and actor. ) | 1573-1637 | Crime
quotes Division : Actors   
     
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
~ Plato | (Greek philosopher. ) | 427 - 347 BC | Crime
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Crime
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
It is written ' Thou shalt not kill,' so because he has killed, are we to kill him? No, that's impossible.
-: [ The Idiot: A Novel in Four Parts (1916), p. 19. ]
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky | ( Russian writer of novels. ) | 1821-1881 | Crime
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
~ Hannah Arendt | ( German-born American political philosopher. ) | 1906-1975 | Crime
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
~ James Russell Lowell | (American poet, critic and editor. ) | 1819-1891 | Crime
quotes Division : Critics   
     
One crime has to be concealed by another.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Crime
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one consider that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.
~ Woody Allen | (American director, actor and comedian. ) | 1935-? | Crime
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
~ Karl Kraus | ( Austrian satirist. ) | 1874-1936 | Crime
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Successful crimes alone are justified.
~ John Dryden | (British poet, dramatist and critic. ) | 1631-1700 | Crime
quotes Division : Critics   
     
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Crime
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Crime
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
~ Napoleon I | ( Napoleon Bonaparte. French general. ) | 1769-1821 | Crime
quotes Division : War Leaders   
     
The man who is admired for the ingenuity of his larceny is almost always rediscovering some earlier form of fraud. The basic forms are all known, have all been practiced. The manners of capitalism improve. The morals may not.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith | ( Canadian-American economist. ) | 1908-2007 | Crime
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Crime
quotes Division : American writers   
     
The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
-: [ 'The Soul of Anaesthesia', The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945) ]
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Crime
quotes Division : American writers   
     
The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much about not being a thief any more. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Crime
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Crime
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Crime
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Crime
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.
~ William Blake | ( British poet and painter. ) | 1757-1827 | Crime
quotes Division : Artists   
     
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
~ Horace | ( Latin lyric poet. ) | BC 65-8 | Crime
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     

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