Crime And Criminals Quotes

80 Crime And Criminals quotes:

"There is no society known where a more or less developed criminality is not found under different forms. No people exists whose morality is not daily infringed upon. We must therefore call crime necessary and declare that it cannot be non-existent, that the fundamental conditions of social organization, as they are understood, logically imply it."
"There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable."
"Many commit the same crime with a different destiny; one bears a cross as the price of his villainy, another wears a crown."
"There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess."
"The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor."
"We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks."
"There is a new billboard outside Time Square. It keeps an up-to minute count of gun-related crimes in New York. Some goofball is going to shoot someone just to see the numbers move."
"He threatens many that hath injured one."
"All criminals turn preachers under the gallows."
"Small crimes always precedes great ones."
"In times of trouble leniency becomes crime."
"Great thieves punish little ones."
"Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up."
"Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat."
"Crime when it succeeds is called virtue."
"He has committed the crime who profits by it."
"One crime has to be concealed by another."
"Not failure, but low aim, is crime."
"He 63 ways of getting money, the most common, most honorable ones being staling, thieving, and robbing."
"Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological -- resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul."

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