Quotes and Sayings about Crime

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

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

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

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


Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
– Emma Goldman

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

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

Good. Illegal is always faster.
– Eoin Colfer

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

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

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

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