Quotes and Sayings about Crime

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
– Emma Goldman

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

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

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

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

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

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


Good. Illegal is always faster.
– Eoin Colfer

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

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
Benjamin Disraeli

The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind.
Joseph Conrad

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

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
– Don Marquis

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

If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs.
– Arthur Bugs Baer


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

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

Set a thief to catch a thief.

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

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

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