Quotes and Sayings about Crime

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

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

The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.
G.K. Chesterton

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

Sport hunting is a crime. My sympathies are with the fox.

Set a thief to catch a thief.

Purposelessness is the fruitful mother of crime.
– Charles H. Parkhurst

It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too
Sigmund Freud

A man who lacks ambition commits a crime and should be charged with the crime of being bad example to young minds.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo

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

Criminals should be punished, not fed pastries.
– Lemony Snicket

I have too great a soul to die like a criminal.
– John Wilkes Booth

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

Providence sees to it that no man gets happiness out of crime.
– Conte Vittorio Alfieri

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