Crime quotes page 2
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when
there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime
that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.
George Bernard Shaw
The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.
G. K. Chesterton
The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie
in the one word "love." It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
Lydia Maria Child
I was walking down Fifth Avenue today and I found a wallet, and I was gonna keep it, rather
than return it, but I thought: well, if I lost a hundred and fifty dollars, how would I feel? And I
realized I would want to be taught a lesson.
Nothing incites to money-crimes like great poverty or great wealth.
If one is shot dead, it is a great consolation to know that it was with a legally held firearm.
Concerning non-violence: It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the
constant victim of brutal attacks.
He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
It's a great country, but it's a strange culture... This has got to be the only country in the
world that could ever come up with a disease like bulimia; gotta be the only country in the
world where some people have no food at all, and other people eat a nourishing meal and puke
it up intentionally. This is a country where tobacco kills 400,000 people a year, so they ban
artificial sweeteners! Because a rat died! You know what I mean? This is a place where gun
store owners are given a list of stolen credit cards, but not a list of criminals and maniacs!
And now, they're thinking about banning toy guns - and they're gonna keep the fucking real
The federal government has no right to treat all Americans as criminals by spying on their
relationship with their doctors, employers, or bankers.
It is a crime to despair. We must learn to draw from misfortune the means of future strength.
Sir Winston Churchill
The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more
likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the
rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good
citizen driven to despair.
H. L. Mencken
Gossip is more horrible than a capital crime.
It is easier for a cow to pass through the eye of a needle than to hide a crime.
- Have you any last requests before you're hanged?
- Yes, I'd like to see Paris before I die.
W. C. Fields
We ought never do wrong when people are looking.
One of my friends once saw another guy's (criminal) record and said, "Look, this guy is a born
troublemaker, just a loser." I had to tell him, "No, that's my record - and it doesn"t include my
A king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position.
Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control mans' appetite
through legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not even crimes.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American
criminal class except Congress.
Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if
a bullet cost five thousand dollar, we wouldn't have any innocent bystanders.
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a
cure for poverty.
To kill someone for committing murder is a punishment incomparably worse than the crime
itself. Murder by legal sentence is immeasurably more terrible than murder by brigands.
The crime of taxation is not in the taking of it, it's in the way that it's spent.
It's no crime to steal from a thief.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Sooner or later all mankind will realize that the greatest cure for all the ills and wrongs, the
cares, the sorrow and crimes of humanity rests solely in acts of love. Love is the greatest gift
from God. It is the divine spark that everywhere produces and restores life.
It is the bungled crime that brings remorse.
P. G. Wodehouse
We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash
them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others.
Statisticians estimate that crime among good golfers is lower than in any class of the
community except possibly bishops.
P. G. Wodehouse