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Picture quote by Aristotle about poverty

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. ⏤ Aristotle

Picture quote by Mark Twain about intelligence

A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime. ⏤ Mark Twain

Picture quote by Syed Ahmad Khan about learning

When a nation becomes devoid of art and learning, it invites poverty. And when poverty comes it brings in its wake of thousands of crimes. ⏤ Syed Ahmad Khan

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Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.


The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.

Noam Chomsky, activist

Locks keep out only the honest.

Yiddish Proverbs,

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.

Plato, philosopher

Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

James Russell Lowell, poet

He threatens many that hath injured one.

Ben Jonson, poet

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.

Democritus, philosopher

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.

Vladimir Nabokov, novelist

The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.

Arthur Conan Doyle, writer

Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.


The worst crime is faking it.

Kurt Cobain, musician

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Yakov Smirnoff, comedian

When it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.

Edward W. Howe,

A thief believes everybody steals.

Edward W. Howe,

He has committed the crime who profits by it.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Small crimes always precedes great ones.

Jean Racine, dramatist

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Marcus Aurelius, emperor

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.

Evelyn Waugh, author

Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.

Pierre Bayle, philosopher

There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.

Abraham Lincoln, president

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.

Emma Goldman, activist

He 63 ways of getting money, the most common, most honorable ones being staling, thieving, and robbing.

Francois Rabelais, clergyman

The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.

Mignon McLaughlin, journalist

For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned?

Christiane Amanpour, journalist

Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.

Jean Genet, dramatist

Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.

Aristotle, philosopher

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, comedian

Successful crimes alone are justified.

John Dryden, poet

I would feel horrible to think I had put my name on a pistol permit and allowed someone to carry around a gun and they committed another crime.

Mike Rutherford, musician

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.

Katherine Dunn, novelist

In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.


Set a thief to catch a thief.


Crime, family dissolution, welfare, and low levels of social organization are fundamentally a consequence of the disappearance of work.

William Julius Wilson, sociologist

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.

Marion Barry, politician

He who allows oppression shares the crime.

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

Don't steal. The government hates competition.


A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.

O. Henry Porter,

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken, writer

He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, him not know t, and he's not robbed at all.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime.

Rudy Giuliani, politician

The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.

Mark Twain, author

As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood.

Rob Reiner, director

Singularity is almost invariably a clue. The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult is it to bring it home.

Arthur Conan Doyle, writer

Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil

Arthur Conan Doyle, writer

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.

Will Rogers, actor

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.

William Greider, author

Killing someone is the ultimate crime, while on the other hand, killing someone in uniform is fulfillment of duty.

Ramman Kenoun,

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

Murder is not the crime of criminals, but that of law-abiding citizens.

Emmanuel Teney,

We cannot lightly allow the perpetrator of a serious crime to go free simply because that person believed his actions were reasonable and necessary to prevent some perceived harm.

Sol Wachtler, judge

The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.

Samuel Gompers, activist

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.

Woody Allen, director

To tell an ally - who is shedding blood next to you - that you can't share information is a crime.

David Warner, actor

As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

One crime is everything, two is nothing.

Madame Dorothe Deluzy,

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.

Agatha Christie, writer

The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.

Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

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

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law, to fix in his mind what acts, words, what thoughts or looks, shall constitute such a crime.

Edward Livingston, judge

Rather let the crime of the guilty go unpunished than condemn the innocent.

Justinian I, statesman

Many commit the same crime with a different destiny; one bears a cross as the price of his villainy, another wears a crown.

Juvenal, poet

The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.

Michel Foucault, historian

As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin.

Ron Chernow, author

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.

William Hazlitt, critic

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?

Will Rogers, actor

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.

John F. Kennedy, president

Crime to many is not crime but simply a way of life. If laws are inconvenient, ignore them, they don't apply to you.

Dick Francis, author

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, comedian

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.

Theodor Adorno, philosopher

Once I've done a crime, I just forget it. I go from crime to crime.

Henry Lee Lucas, criminal

Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.

Maximilien Robespierre, leader

In my home State of Minnesota, I have seen firsthand the importance of Byrne grants to local police in reducing crime and drugs and improving public safety.

Jim Ramstad, politician

Where aspirations outstrip opportunities, law-abiding society becomes the victim. Attitudes of contempt toward the law are forged in this crucible and form the inner core of the beliefs of organized adult crime.

Robert Kennedy, politician

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.

Maximilien Robespierre, leader

To the mind, God is a perfect criminal. He has done such a perfect crime by creating this world that mind cannot trace how He did it. That is why the mind always freaks out about God.

Prem Rawat, leader

What I did in my youth is hundreds of times easier today. Technology breeds crime.

Frank Abagnale, celebrity

If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.

Marion Berry, politician

I am one of the first political leaders officially declaring that anti-Semitism is a crime. I expect an official declaration that Islamophobia is a crime against humanity as well.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president

Abortion isn't a lesser evil, it's a crime. Taking one life to save another, that's what the Mafia does. It's a crime. It's an absolute evil.

Pope Francis, clergyman

To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.

Vittorio Alfieri, dramatist

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.

Vittorio Alfieri, dramatist

Small aim is a crime; have great aim.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

We must put together countries that produce drugs, countries that traffic, and countries that consume, and through this multilateral effort really stop the growing of crime.

Vicente Fox, statesman

Today it is becoming harder to speak out, with the inception of the Patriot Act, the president has legislated free speech to be a crime.

Frank Serpico, celebrity

How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

If a war be undertaken... before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime.

Charles Eliot Norton, writer

I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.

Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

Any society where it's a crime or a hassle to be different is a society based on psychological fascism.

David Icke, writer

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