Quotation Explorer - 'Crime'

DESTINY, n. A tyrant's authority for crime and fool's excuse for failure. - Ambrose Bierce
Police not enforcing laws results in a high crime rate that is formally reported as a low crime rate in police statistics. - Steven Magee
I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
As far as I'm concerned, the gator that ate T.C. deserves a medal from Crime Stoppers. - Carl Hiaasen
No crime is a means to an end. No crime can be rationalized. - Compton Gage
Maupassant is a man of mitigating circumstances, the lawyer who can bring the jurors around by demonstrating that they too could have committed such a crime. We are all murderers. - Philippe Lejeune
There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love reason, but I am no fanatic in my love. Reason is our guide and beacon-light; but when you have made a divinity of it, it will blind you and instigate you to crime. - Anatole France
All my businesses are scrupulously legal. Not because I have any moral problems with crime. It just makes my life easier to obey the law. Crime is for poor people; you don't need to rob the bank if you own it. - Josh Lieb
The only crime is pride. - Sophocles
In matters of good-lookingness, we writers are the ugliest of the bunch, and normally our appearance is akin to that of someone investigating a crime scene; though the women in American writing keep producing world-class beauty in droves, and there are many breathtaking writers among them. - Pat Conroy
But history does repeat itself; that is the comedy and the crime of history. Men learn nothing. Times change. Scenes change. Names change. But passions are the same. - Carlos Fuentes
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Vladimir Nabokov
The degree to which the psychiatric community is complicit with abusive parents in drugging non-compliant children is a war crime across the generations, and there will be a Nuremberg at some point in the future - Stefan Molyneux
Threatening a current or former partner isn't passion, or love, or heartache. It's violence, it's abuse and it's a crime. - Miya Yamanouchi
Really it was like trying to solve a crime in the Stock Exchange, the way the mildest mention of sex interrupted business. - Peter Dickinson
The larger crimes are apt to be the simpler, for the bigger the crime, the more obvious, as a rule, is the motive. - Arthur Conan Doyle
Perfection in art is a crime against humanity. Perfect humanity in crime is art - Dean Cavanagh
Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime. - Mignon McLaughlin
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination. - Ovid
The biggest crime is to be able to think beyond the visible time as then the thinker receives only punishment and not prize. - Anuj Somany
A prisoner is imprisoned by the crime that he has committed. A jailer is imprisoned in the very same prison by the employment contract that he has signed. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We do not condemn it because it is a crime, but it is a crime because we condemn it. - Émile Durkheim
Crime brings together honest men and concentrates them. - Émile Durkheim
Being dishonest to himself is the biggest crime any human can make - Loknath
Eating is not a crime. It’s not a moral issue. It’s normal. It’s enjoyable. It just is. - Carrie Arnold
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. - Woody Allen
PARDON, v. To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude. - Ambrose Bierce
A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. - Aristotle
I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.
Crime is an attitude learnt overtime and can be as a result of condition of place one has found himself. Crime can be graded, so it's possible environment can affect high class rich and low class poor. Therefore criminal justice system is supposed to be graded as to achieve equity in result. - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
A few thoughts on crime and punishment:Punishment—either don’t merit it, or learn to embrace it.It is easy to endure punishment, much harder to accept it.Committing a crime is like incurring a debt: you can either pay it off now, or pay it off later—with interest. - Clifford Cohen
Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. - Marion Barry
Ignorance is not a capital crime. It is a correctable condition. - Laura Knight-Jadczyk
If love was a crime, God would encourage us all to go to prison. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime. - Maximilien Robespierre
The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man’s frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search. - Max Lerner
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
You have to remember that it is impossible to commit a crime while reading a book. - John Waters
If only they gave all unsolved crime cases television air time, they could be solved within an hour. - Spaz tastic!!
Don't you believe that the punishment should fit the crime? Isn't that what justice is? Letely, though, I wonder if we've gotten more into vengenance than justice. - Whoopi Goldberg
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
Total violent crime in the United States 2013: (Number:1,163,146), (Rate per 100,000: 367.9). - Federal Bureau of Investigation
If only they gave all unsolved crime cases television air time, they could be solved within an hour on one of those crime story shows. - Spaz tastic!!
Money - you demolish cities, root men from their homes, you train and twist good minds and set them on to the most atrocious schemes. No limit, you make them adept at every kind of outrage, every godless crime - money - Sophocles (trans. Robert Fagles)
What do you mean by sound government?'Good public order, no corruption in high places, freedom from fear and war and crime, a reasonably equitable distribution of wealth and resources, concern for the individual life.'Then we haven't got sound government. - P.D. James
It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. - Murray N. Rothbard
The way you walk is slash and burn.Like understatement's now a crime. - Justin Quinn
There are a lot of myths which make the human race cruel and barbarous and unkind. Good and Evil, Sin and Crime, Free Will and the like delusions made to excuse God for damning men and to excuse men for crucifying each other. - Clarence Darrow
It is never a crime to steal the heart of someone you love. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I have tried to express the idea that the café is a place where one can ruin oneself, go mad, or commit a crime. - Vincent Van Gogh
Crime isn't that complicated. People steal because taking something gives them something. If they're not in it for the money, they're in it for the control. The act of taking, breaking the rules, makes them feel powerful. They're in it for the sheer defiance. - V.E. Schwab
People who lost their mother should be careful about committing crime, because probably no one else is praying to save you. - Amit Kalantri
The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.
When you think about the period in which Agatha Christie's crime novels were written, they are actually quite edgy for the time. - Sara Sheridan
Crime does not pay if you get caught. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
...These politically correct language initiatives are misguided and harmful. They create highly entitled professional victims who expect to be free from any offense, and they engender a stifling atmosphere where all individuals walk on eggshells lest they might commit a linguistic capital crime. - Gad Saad
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. - Hunter S. Thompson
In a free society, how can you commit a crime against yourself? - Jesse Ventura
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. - John Viscount Morley
Crime, like war, is an aberration of creation. - Duane Hewitt
Nothing that isn't a real crime makes a man appear so contemptible and little in the eyes of the world as inconsistency. - Joseph Addison
Encostou a bicicleta e andou uns metros na direcção da estação sem saber, na sua inocência, que estava a candidatar-se a notícia de jornal. Nas honrosas páginas de crime. No dia seguinte pôde ler, enquanto massajava as costas nas tábuas do calabouço:... - Rui Cardoso Martins
Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity. - H.P. Lovecraft
A sense of having been decoyed by some world-old conspiracy into this bondage of body and soul filled her with despair. If marriage was the slow life-long acquittal of a debt contracted in ignorance, then marriage was a crime against human nature. - Edith Wharton
A mistake from a good person always gets treated as crime. - Pratik Akkawar
Business is win-win, everything else shades into crime. - Stefan Emunds
I finally faced the fact that it isn`t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems. - Whitney Houston
David Thomas: What do you think is the worst crime that could possibly be committed? What is the crime that offends you most?: Seeing a man humble himself in his capacity as a worker to somebody else, and having to have that accepted as a given situation. - David Bowie
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. - Aristotle
It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder. - Louise Antoine
After what she's been through, there really should be crime scene tape around her heart. - John Mark Green
Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim--letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor. - C.R. Strahan
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this counrty is closely related with this. - Albert Einstein
There is no greater crime than a crime against humanity. There is no greater crime against humanity than usury. The greatest violence, and the greatest threat to humanity, is the growth of MONEY. - Compton Gage
Man kills, the things he love the most, sometimes by the virtue of hatred, crime, anger and war and sometimes by dramatizing his activities. But he is not aware that his killings are his own self-image. - Santosh Kalwar
A lack of empathy is the biggest crime of all. - A.S.L.
Responsible parenting is NOT a crime. Responsible parenting is most valuable tool of our society. - Mick Karabegovic
In crime books it's possible to chart forensic technology by how well it has to be explained to a reader. In mid-Victorian crime novels fingerprinting has to be explained because it's new. Nowadays it's part of our world and we can simply assume that knowledge if we write about it. - Sara Sheridan
Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? - George Carlin
The key is to commit crimes so confusing that police feel too stupid to even write a crime report about them. - Randy K. Milholland
Doesn't it seem more reasonable to take action to heal the social pathology that generates crime than to use gun control to blow another political toe off American liberalism during each election cycle? - Joe Bageant
It is so good that you can love someone for how long you want and no one can arrest you for that crime. - M.F. Moonzajer
Nothing against the music, it's awesome... but going deeper and deeper in Super Genes... it's kind of dry... isn't it???So I need something bloody!- Crime is a great choice! - Deyth Banger
If crime went down 100%, it would still be 50 times higher than it shoud be.
Vice may triumph for a time, crime may flaunt its victories in the face of honest toilers, but in the end the law will follow the wrong-doer to a bitter fate, and dishonor and punishment will be the portion of those who sin. - Allan Pinkerton
Many times dealings in crime and corruption are done with more honesty and trust." -From' Foiled. - RR Goswami
Crime is naught but misdirected energy. - Emma Goldman
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. - George Bernard Shaw
What I did in my youth is hundreds of times easier today. Technology breeds crime. - Frank W. Abagnale
Don't be ashamed for lack of knowledge. The real crime is having but not using it - Grant Walker
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
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. - W. H. Auden
When you print out your manuscript and read it, marking up with a pen, it sometimes feels like a criminal returning to the scene of a crime. - Don Roff
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime. - Max Stirner
Behind every person who’s committed an unimaginable crime is an adult who committed unimaginable violence against them as a child. All of them, as if it was plotted that way. Violence begets violence, and that violence begets even more violence. - Ji-young Gong
Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it. - Henry Thomas Buckle
Life is like a boxing match, it seems, society has not been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of crime - irak.ibrahim hussain didi
Crime and punishment can be summed up in two classifications: there are bad people and there are people who get into bad situations. The lines for liberation and rehabilitation should first begin with the people who get into bad situations. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
He's a sweet man whose crime was that he didn't love me quite enough, and because this wasn't much of a crime I had to make up some bigger ones. - Nick Hornby
Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime. - G. Gordon Liddy
The crime of suicide lies in its disregard for the feelings of those whom we leave behind. - E. M. Forster
The solving of almost every crime mystery depends on something which seems, at the first glance, to bear no relation whatever to the original crime.
If utilizing technology is not a crime then why there is prohibition on use of calculators in exams? - Srinivas Shenoy
We are a god- fearing nation of forgivers. You may have bombed our hotels & killed our people, we will still not hang you. If we cannot give life, who are we to take one? No matter how heinous the crime, we do not judge. We live & let live. - Andy Paula
A criminal mind needs consideration rather than the criminal itself. In truth, there are more criminals than those who committed a crime. - Harshit Walia
Crime? What crime? ... My killing a loathsome, harmful louse, a filthy old moneylender woman ... and you call that a crime? - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Ingratitude is a crime more despicable than revenge, which is only returning evil for evil, while ingratitude returns evil for good. - William George Jordan
Have I, have you, been too silent? Is there an easy crime of silence? - Carl Sandburg
As part of it's 'Astro' program LAPD helicopters maintain an average nineteen-hours-per-day vigil over 'high crime areas', tactically coordinated to patrol car forces, and exceeding even the British Army's aerial surveillance of Belfast.
Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit. - Eli Khamarov
Life of a man revolves around happiness and sadness, love and hatred, crime and justice, riddles and solutions, positives and negatives, and then there’s an ultimate end; death. - Aiysha Abbas
Unnecessary violence against animals is a heinous crime. Be a voice for those who do not have one. - Debasish Mridha
Either blasphemy is a victimless crime or its victim is powerful enough to take care of himself without any help from you. - Richard Dawkins
Behind everyday reality, there is a deeper reality so cruel that it condemns to death those who crime is no greater than the pursuit of their own curiosity.("Shem-El-Nessim: An Inspiration In Perfume") - Chris Bell
The crime series, books and other types of works have in one in mind... and that's learning. - Deyth Banger
If the future generation has a difficult life, if they engage in war or commit crime it's not their fault, it's our fault because we fail to educate them. So responsibility resides on me, on us, to educate them in proper ways. - Debasish Mridha
Crime writers, I've noticed, can be jumpy. They live in a world where there are murderers on the loose and they haven't been caught yet! - Sara Sheridan
Yes, 1960’s North American sitcoms have led me to study the United States 1920’s and 1930’s crime bosses— QET Jenkins - Kim Welsman
Don’t feel guilty for a crime you have not committed commit it and be guilt free - Amit Abraham
When it comes to taking chances, some people like to play poker or shoot dice; other people prefer to parachute jump, go rhino hunting, or climb ice floes, while still others engage in crime or marriage. But I like to get drunk and drive like a fool. - P. J. O'Rourke
I think it's always a good move to listen to that inner voice, if it doesn't lead to a crime. - Lisa Kudrow
Punishment creates crime. - Silvia Hartmann
Fear follows crime and is its punishment. - Voltaire
For passion, like crime does not sit well with the sure order and even course of everyday life. It welcomes every loosening of the social fabric, every confusion and affliction visited upon the world, for passion sees in such a disorder a vague hope of finding advantage for itself. - Thomas Mann
When life gives you the gift of a great story, to not partake in the telling of that story would be a crime against humanity. - A.D. Posey
Edward Snowden isn't a traitor. He reported the crime of conspiracy to deny citizens of their constitutional rights. NetworkEtiquette.net - David Chiles
Idolization of oneself is a crime. One is the prisoner of his once blindfolded complacency. - Flonja Akshija
A lack of empathy is the greatest crime of all. - Aaron Lauritsen
Behind every great fortune there is a crime. - Honore de Balzac
In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. - Hunter S. Thompson
There's no way to rule innocent men. 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. - Ayn Rand
I recalled thinking...His freakishly tidy side could be a problem. To say that neatness was not my strong suit would be a crime against, well, the truth. - Betsy Cook Speer
But now we live in a time and in a culture when mystery tends to mean something more answerable, it means a crime novel, a thriller, a drama on TV, usually one where we'll find out - and where the whole point of reading it or watching it will be that we will find out - what happened. - Ali Smith
My loathings are simple. stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Vladimir Nabokov
Those who commit suicide, pensive, lonely, philosophers, are awake in life, which is a serious crime. In life everybody must be asleep. - Bangambiki Habyarimana
Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use. - Richard M. Nixon
What will happen if you can travel in somebody's memories??To see did he done this crime, who kill this woman, or this man, what he has done, what he is planning what happen then if we know this?? - Deyth Banger
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. 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
If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.
The fictitious kleptomaniac's only crime was stealing imaginations - Dean Cavanagh
There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy. - Joseph Pulitzer
...because loving you is a crime. Which I love to commit each time, every day, whenever I see you, because that's how I love you. - Nikita Dudani
Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. - Margaret Cho
If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate.
Sin is the delusion of our feelings; while crime is the delusion of our actions. - M.F. Moonzajer
The greatest crime ever created is caring and loving. - Unarine Ramaru
Every human life has infinite value and to destroy even one is a crime against all humanity. - Marty Rubin
Crime does not pay ... as well as politics. - Alfred E. Newman
The best part about being my age is in knowing how my life worked out. Sure, there's a lot more living to go, but there isn't much doubt that I'll always be the 'Dilbert guy.' Unless I go on a crime spree, in which case I'll be 'that stabbin' Dilbert guy.' - Scott Adams
I would make a HORRIBLE outlaw. I can plan the crime perfectly, but I'd also need to plan the outcomes to make it work. - Michelle M. Pillow
A crime is born in the gap between the morality of society and that of the individual. - Håkan Nesser
I am the prosecutor. I represent the state. I am here to present to you the evidence of a crime. Together you will weigh this evidence. You will deliberate upon it. You will decide if it proves the defendant's guilt. - Scott Turow
Rape is a more heinous crime than murder since the rape victim dies throughout the period she lives. - Amit Abraham
Crime should not pay, it must be punished. Unfortunately, in Pakistan big crimes do get rewarded. - Imran Khan
I'm sure I've had my phone tapped for years, I don't think it's a crime against humanity they just ought to quit doing it, god damn it. - Cornel West
HABEAS CORPUS. A writ by which a man may be taken out of jail when confined for the wrong crime. - Ambrose Bierce
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief. - James Russell Lowell
Love is not a crime, denying it is. Having dreams is not a crime, not chasing them is. Making mistakes is not a crime, not learning from them is. Life is not a crime, not living it is.
In a kingdom of thieves, the ways of an honest man will always be a crime. - Dennis Adonis
I think war is a crime. If you don't believe me, ask the infantry, ask the dead. - Michael McCormick (Vietnam Veteran)
The reason there is so little crime in Germany is that it's against the law. - Alex Levin
A crime which is the crime of many none avenge. - Lucan
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular. - Maximilien Robespierre
Those who try to kill the body violate God's law. Those who try to kill the soul also violate God's law, even though their crime is less visible to others."By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept - Paulo Coelho
There is no greater crime against humanity than usury. - Compton Gage
So, Americans, then. Self-appointed vigilante defenders of the world, kind of like Superman, if Superman was retarded and only fought crime when he felt like it. - Yahtzee Croshaw
Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.
Which crime has the female sex committed to be sentenced to the harsh necessity which consists of being locked up all life either as a prisoner or a slave? I call the nuns prisoners and the married women slaves. - Christina Queen of Sweden
There is no one in the United States over the age of 18 who cannot be indicted for some federal crime. That is not an exaggeration. - John Baker
A society with a great number of prisons is a totally failed society because it has terribly failed to create a marvellous society where crime is not something widespread but an exception! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Conducting an investigation is the result of a crime that has taken place. Sometimes you have to accept the facts, make peace, and move on with love still in your heart. Fate is out of our reach. - Marxxha
If we stand passively by while the centre of each city becomes a hive of depravation, crime and hopelessness…if we become two people, the suburban affluent and the urban poor, each filled with mistrust and fear for the other…then we shall effectively cripple each generation to come. - Lyndon B. Johnson
I love the criminal, but not the crime they have committed. - Debasish Mridha
The stage lost a fine actor, just as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime. - Azhar
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