Quotes and Sayings about Crime

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

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

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

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

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