Quotes and Sayings about Crime
He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
- Allen Tucker
The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.
- Mignon McLaughlin
And maybe that’s was her biggest crime of all. Making him fall in love with her.
- Maya Banks
The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing.
Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it.
- Henry Thomas Buckle
What a greater crime. Than loss of time.
- Thomas Tusser
Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.
Rape is a more heinous crime than murder since the rape victim dies throughout the period she lives.
- Amit Abraham
Set a thief to catch a thief.
The worst kind of victim was the kind that was aware of nothing.
- B. Barmanbek
Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Punishment creates crime.
- Silvia Hartmann
Crime brings together honest men and concentrates them.
- Émile Durkheim
Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
- Emma Goldman
Little crimes breed big crimes. You smile at little crimes and then big crimes blow your head off.
- Terry Pratchett
Our crime against criminals lies in the fact that we treat them like rascals.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson
A crime is born in the gap between the morality of society and that of the individual.
- Håkan Nesser
I need not pause to explain that crime is not a disease. It is criminology that is a disease.
- G.K. Chesterton
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
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
- Malcolm X
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
In these electric times the criminal receives a cosmopolitan reputation. It is a privilege he shares with few other artists.
- Israel Zangwill
I’m not working-class: I come from the criminal classes.
- Peter O’Toole