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Crime Quotes


These are some of the best 'Crime' quotations and sayings.

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Crime is not punished as an offence against God, but as prejudicial to society.

Crimes lead into one another.-They who are capable of being forgers, are capable of being incendiaries.

Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.

For the credit of virtue it must be admitted that the greatest evils which befall mankind are caused by their crimes.

Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.

Heaven will permit no man to secure happiness by crime.

If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.

It is not the thief who is hanged, but one who was caught stealing.

It is supposable that in the eyes of angels, a struggle down a dark lane and a battle of Leipsic differ in nothing but in degree of wickedness.

Many commit the same crimes with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown.

Nothing so upholds the laws as the punishment of persons whose rank is as great as their crime. See quote detail

Of all the adult male criminals in London, not two in a hundred have entered upon a course of crime who have lived an honest life up to the age of twenty. - Almost all who enter on a course of crime do so between the ages of eight and sixteen.

Small crimes always precede great ones. Never have we seen timid innocence pass suddenly to extreme licentiousness.

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. - Criminals collected together corrupt each other. - They are worse than ever when, at the termination of their punishment, they return to society.

The villainy you teach me I will execute ; and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

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 and mole.

Those who are themselves incapable of great crimes, are ever backward to suspect others.

We easily forget our faults when they are known only to ourselves.

We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.


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