Crime Quotes, Sayings about Crime

Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.

There not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Honoré de Balzac

The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.
Mignon McLaughlin

Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it.
– Henry Thomas Buckle

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Nelson Mandela

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


He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Rape is a more heinous crime than murder since the rape victim dies throughout the period she lives.
– Amit Abraham

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

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

Crime does not pay as well as politics.
– Alfred Newman

Society invites the crime, and criminals accept the invitation.
– Vikrant Parsai

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
– Elizabeth Fry

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


The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.
-Max Stirner

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

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

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

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

And maybe that’s was her biggest crime of all. Making him fall in love with her.
– Maya Banks

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

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


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

Punishment creates crime.
– Silvia Hartmann

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

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

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