Quotes and Sayings about Crime

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.
Seneca

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

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

A crime is born in the gap between the morality of society and that of the individual.
– Håkan Nesser

Little crimes breed big crimes. You smile at little crimes and then big crimes blow your head off.
Terry Pratchett

Crime brings together honest men and concentrates them.
– Émile Durkheim

Punishment creates crime.
– Silvia Hartmann

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The worst kind of victim was the kind that was aware of nothing.
– B. Barmanbek

In these electric times the criminal receives a cosmopolitan reputation. It is a privilege he shares with few other artists.
– Israel Zangwill

Our crime against criminals lies in the fact that we treat them like rascals.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I need not pause to explain that crime is not a disease. It is criminology that is a disease.
G.K. Chesterton

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
– Emma Goldman

Criminal: a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
– Howard Scott

A criminal remains a criminal whether he uses a convict’s suit or a monarch’s crown.
Victor Hugo

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.
– Noam Chomsky

Good. Illegal is always faster.
– Eoin Colfer

Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
– Lyndon Baines Johnson

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