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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

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

Arthur Conan Doyle, writer

All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.


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

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

Vladimir Nabokov, novelist

The worst crime is faking it.

Kurt Cobain, musician

A thief believes everybody steals.

Edward W. Howe,

He has committed the crime who profits by it.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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,

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

Pierre Bayle, philosopher

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

Evelyn Waugh, author

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Marcus Aurelius, emperor

Small crimes always precedes great ones.

Jean Racine, dramatist

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Successful crimes alone are justified.

John Dryden, poet

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

Francois Rabelais, clergyman

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

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

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

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

In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.


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

Aristotle, philosopher

Set a thief to catch a thief.


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

Mignon McLaughlin, journalist

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

Jean Genet, dramatist

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

Don't steal. The government hates competition.


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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

H. L. Mencken, writer

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

O. Henry Porter,

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

Marion Barry, politician

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

Rudy Giuliani, politician

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

The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

William Julius Wilson, sociologist

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

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

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

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

Emmanuel Teney,

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

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

David Warner, actor

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

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

Samuel Gompers, activist

He who allows oppression shares the crime.

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

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

Rob Reiner, director

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

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

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 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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

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

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

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

Ramman Kenoun,

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

Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

One crime is everything, two is nothing.

Madame Dorothe Deluzy,

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

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

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

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.

Will Rogers, actor

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

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

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

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

William Hazlitt, critic

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

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

Justinian I, statesman

We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.

Owen Meredith,

Crime does not pay as well as politics.

Alfred Newman, composer

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.

Hannah Arendt, historian

The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.

Sara Paretsky, author

White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America.

Sara Paretsky, author

The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.

Ramsey Clark, public servant

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.

Whittaker Chambers, writer

I will never have a drink and get behind the wheel of a car. It's not illegal to drink and drive, but there becomes a certain point where it does become a crime.

Tracey Gold, actress

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime.

John Ashcroft, public servant

It doesn't help to wait until something happens and then prosecute the offenders, especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish himself in the commission of the crime.

John Ashcroft, public servant

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

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

You know that murder is wicked. If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this would be any excuse for you, if you should commit the same crime?

Jupiter Hammon, poet

Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime.

Margaret Cavendish, writer

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.

Woody Allen, director

Dullness is the only crime for which an editor ought to be hung.

Josephus Daniels,

Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri, dramatist

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

Voltaire, writer

There is no requirement that police stop a person who enters a police station and states that he wishes to confess a crime or a person who calls the police to offer a confession because volunteered statements of any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment.

Earl Warren, judge

My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of building partnerships with communities across America will continue, that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.

Janet Reno, public servant

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

Crime is a product of social excess.

Vladimir Lenin, leader

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