Quotes and Sayings about Crime

Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.

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

There not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.

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

Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it.
– Henry Thomas Buckle

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
– Elizabeth Fry

We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
– Allen Tucker

Rape is a more heinous crime than murder since the rape victim dies throughout the period she lives.
– Amit Abraham

Society invites the crime, and criminals accept the invitation.
– Vikrant Parsai


All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

Crime does not pay as well as politics.
– Alfred Newman

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

To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
Malcolm X

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

And maybe that’s was her biggest crime of all. Making him fall in love with her.
– Maya Banks

What a greater crime. Than loss of time.
– Thomas Tusser

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

Some actions are even baser than the people who commit them.
– Joaquim Maria Machado de Assi

A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
George R.R. Martin


If you share your friend’s crime, you make it your own.

He who profits by a crime commits it.

The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing.

The bad consequences of crimes live longer than the actual crime.

It is shocking how many crimes the Bible contains. The Governor’s wife should cut them all out and paste them into her scrapbook.
Margaret Atwood

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