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You know the good thing about all the executions in Texas? Fewer Texans.
George Carlin

A criminal who, having renounced reason... hath, by the unjust violence and slaughter he
hath committed upon one, declared war against all mankind, and therefore may be destroyed
as a lion or tyger, one of those wild savage beasts with whom men can have no society nor
security.
John Locke

History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
Voltaire

Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even
to fail.
Bruce Lee

It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt
and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished. But if innocence
itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say,
"Whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection,"
and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end
of security whatsoever.
John Adams

What greater crime than loss of time?
English proverb

If you can keep your son off the pipe and your daughter off the pole, you're ahead of the
game.
Chris Rock

Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of
the community.
H. G. Wells

There is one moral duty that moralists underrate almost criminally - the duty to enjoy God's
world.
Jewish proverb

You want to get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let's just get rid of all the drug laws.
Ron Paul

Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults'
books.
William Shakespeare, The Rape Of Lucrece

We don't seem able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
Will Rogers

If a mime gets arrested is he informed of his right to remain silent?
Jay Leno

A word of peace redeems a crime.
African proverb, Ovambo

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with
other men. There is a three-year waiting list.
Yakov Smirnoff

Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy, fat women.
Nicole Hollander

My friend Larry's in jail now. He got 25 years for something he didn't do. He didn't run fast
enough.
Damon Wayans

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a
corporation.
Howard Scott

I just don't buy temporary insanity as a murder defence. Breaking into someone's home and
ironing all their clothes - THAT'S temporary insanity.
Sue Kolinsky

Has anyone here been caught thieving in the Middle east? Let's have a show of hands.
Jimmy Carr

If you want to be safe on the streets at night, carry a projector and slides of your last
vacation.
Helen Mundis

Getting mugged was one of the worst experiences I ever had. They got my wallet and my
driving license with a really good picture of me. What are the chances of me duplicating that
photo?
Janeane Garofalo

Everyone in public life should be arrested at least once. It's an education.
Alan Clark

They say, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." well, I think the gun helps. If you just
stood there and yelled BANG, I don't think you'd kill too many people.
Eddie Izzard

Rain is the best policeman of all. Criminals don't like getting wet.
John Stalker

Mass murderers are simply people who have had enough.
Quentin Crisp

My wife and I just celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary. If I had killed her the first
time I thought about it, I'd be out of prison now.
Frank Carson

Please, if you ever see me getting beaten up by the police, please put your video camera
down and help me.
Bobcat Goldthwait

Insider trading is a serious crime. Do you know what the penalty for doing it is? Nothing, if
you're a member of Congress.
Jarod Kintz

Thirty years ago, a juvenile delinquent was a kid with an overdue library book.
Harry Hershfield

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

Society already understands that the criminal is not he who washes our dirty linen in public,
but he who dirties the linen.
Vladimir Bukovsky

The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you
loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs
from you.
Henry Miller

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