Crime Quotes, Sayings about Crime

Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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.

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

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

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