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Quotes About Crime

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We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others.  ~ Albert Camus


There's no way to rule innocent men. 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


Behind every great fortune there is a crime.  ~ Honoré de Balzac


I came from a real tough neighborhood. Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn't a professional, the knife had butter on it.  ~ Rodney Dangerfield


Those who are incapable of committing great crime, do not readily suspect them in others.  ~ La Rochefoucauld


Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


The more you can increase fear of drugs, crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all of the people.  ~ Noam Chomsky


A thief believes everybody steals.  ~ E.W. Howe


Wherever a man commits a crime, God finds a witness. Every secret crime has its reporter.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Nobody ever commits a crime without doing something stupid.  ~ Oscar Wilde


The reason crime doesn't pay is that when it does, it is called a more respectable name.  ~ Laurence J. Peter


And is it not obvious that, just as it is a crime to disturb the peace when truth reigns, it is also a crime to remain at peace when the truth is being destroyed?  ~ Blaise Pascal


In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught.  ~ Hunter S. Thompson


It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished. But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, "whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection," and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever.  ~ John Adams


Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose.  ~ James Ellroy


Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.  ~ Aristotle


When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.  ~ Nelson Mandela


Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.  ~ Arthur Conan Doyle


What man have you ever seen who was contented with one crime only?  ~ Juvenal


The big thieves hang the little ones.  ~ Czech proverb


The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.  ~ H.L. Mencken


You should punish in the same manner those who commit crimes with those who accuse falsely.  ~ Thucydides


Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


You have to remember that it is impossible to commit a crime while reading a book.  ~ John Waters


There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.  ~ Albert Camus


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