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Quotations on Crime

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Set a thief to catch a thief.

~ Unknown

Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.

~ Unknown

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.

~ Voltaire

All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

~ George Washington

There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.

~ Woody Allen

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.

~ Bertrand Russell

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

We easily forget crimes that are known only to ourselves.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

~ Henry Ford

Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.

~ Jean de La Bruyère

If poverty is the mother of crimes, want of sense is the father.

~ Jean de La Bruyère

Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law.

~ Louis D. Brandeis

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

~ Will Rogers

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.

~ Don Marquis

The reason there is so little crime in Germany is that it's against the law.

~ Alex Levin

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

~ Alfred E. Newman

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.

~ C.P. Snow

Crooks are early adopters.

~ Craig Newmark

The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind.

~ Joseph Conrad

Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.

~ Lyndon Baines Johnson

Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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