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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Crime:

War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.
~ Charles Evans Hughes.

As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime.
~ John Ruskin.

At one time my only wish was to be a police official. It seemed to me to be an occupation for my sleepless intriguing mind. I had the idea that there, among criminals, were people to fight: clever, vigorous, crafty fellows. Later I realized that it was good that I did not become one, for most police cases involve misery and wretchedness - not crimes and scandals.
~ Soren Kierkegaard.

Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
~ Doris Lessing.

Clearly our community is feeling the impact of the decreased size of the police force. When you call and the police have to come, it can take 45 minutes. It's not their fault; they're not properly staffed. I think the police are outstanding in the way they respond to critical situations, but they can't respond to normal crimes.
~ John George.

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
~ Ambrose Bierce.

Failure seems to be regarded as the one unpardonable crime, success as the all-redeeming virtue, the acquisition of wealth as the single worthy aim of life. The hair-raising revelations of skullduggery and grand-scale thievery merely incite others to surpass by yet bolder outrages and more corrupt combinations.
~ Charles Francis Adams.

False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
~ Joseph De Maistre.

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
~ Henry David Thoreau.

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
~ Frederic Bastiat Quotes, The Law.

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
~ Henry Ford.

If nobody wants to sell sex, it is a crime to force anyone to do so. But when men or women do want to sell their bodies, they should have that full right without encountering punishment or discrimination. If the client behaves decently, the relationship between the sex buyer and the sex seller must be considered a purely private transaction.
~ Nils Johan Ringdal Quotes, Love For Sale.

Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
~ Epictetus.

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes, A Declaration of Rights.

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
~ Ernest Hemingway.

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, there can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Pornography is supposed to arouse sexual desires. If pornography is a crime, when will they arrest makers of perfume?
~ Richard Fleischer.

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

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
~ Theodore Roosevelt.

The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
~ Marguerite Gardiner (Countess of Blessington).

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