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.
There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice.
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.
No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds.
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
[Lat., Factis ignoscite nostris
Si scelus ingenio scitis abesse meo.]
Between the acting of a dreadful thing
And the first motion, all the interim is
Like a phantasma or a hideous dream.
Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.
Poverty is the mother of crime.
The worst crime is faking it.
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
The guilty is he who meditates a crime; the punishment is his who lays the plot.
Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.
The secret of great fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, for it was properly done.
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
Crime is a product of social excess.
We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from an over-sensibilit y for ourselves and an over-indulgence to our own desires
Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.
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