When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
The State calls its own violence, law; but that of the individual, crime.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.
Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Crooks are early adopters.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
The crime of loving is forgetting.
I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined.
Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Very few men imprisoned for economic crimes or even crimes of passion against the oppressor feel that they are really guilty.
If you commit a crime, you're guilty.
Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold- bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.
Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails upon me the penalty of death; but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it.
The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.
How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!
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