Quotes and Sayings about Crime

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

What a greater crime. Than loss of time.
– Thomas Tusser

Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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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

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