quote by Anthony of Padua

Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft.

— Anthony of Padua

Cheering Theft quotations

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

No matter how worthy the cause, it is robbery, theft, and injustice to confiscate the property of one person and give it to another to whom it does not belong.

What do you call it when someone steals someone else's money secretly? Theft.

What do you call it when someone takes someone else's money openly by force? Robbery. What do you call it when a politician takes someone else's money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him? Social Justice.

Each and every Notary Public plays a crucial role in combating identity theft.

They serve as our front line of defense and the public is safer because of the job they do.


It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn't give to someone in greater need than we are.

Slavery is theft - theft of a life, theft of work, theft of any property or produce, theft even of the children a slave might have borne.

The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, I love children because they're so honest. There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parent's signature like a child.

As part of my efforts to fight identity theft, I worked with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to strengthen consumer protection with a reasonable notification requirement.

I don't hate anybody. The Winklevi aren't suing me for intellectual property theft. They're suing me because for the first time in their lives, the world didn't work the way it was supposed to for them.


It seems that wherever the Welfare State is involved, the moral precept, "Thou shalt not steal," becomes altered to say: "Thou shalt not steal, except for what thou deemest to be a worthy cause, where thou thinkest that thou canst use the loot for a better purpose than wouldst the victim of the theft."

[A] great embarrassing fact… haunts all attempts to represent the market as the highest form of human freedom: that historically, impersonal, commercial markets originate in theft.

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.

Slavery is an obscenity. It is not just stealing someone's labor; it is the theft of an entire life.

I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does.


Love without sacrifice is like theft

There are only three ways by which any individual can get wealth — by work, by gift or by theft. And, clearly, the reason why the workers get so little is that the beggars and thieves get so much.

Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.

We can't control the impressions others form about us, and the effort to do so only debases our character.

Disfranchisement is the deliberate theft and robbery of the only protection of poor against rich and black against white.


There is no justice in following unjust laws.

It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.

Public officials are permitted to finance or subsidize their own activities through taxes. That is, they are permitted to engage in and live off, what in private dealings between private law subjects is prohibited and considered 'theft' and 'stolen loot.'

In 'Tarahumara' land, there was no crime, war or theft.

There was no corruption, obesity, drug addiction, greed, wife-beating, child abuse, heart disease, high blood pressure, or carbon emissions. They didn't get diabetes, or depressed, or even old: 50-year-olds outran teenagers.

The Chinese government does not engage in theft of commercial secrets in any form, nor does it encourage or support Chinese companies to engage in such practices in any way.

Some French socialist said that private property was theft.

.. I say that private property is a nuisance.


And like most middle-aged people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was greater than any theft of my goods or money.

I must confess the activities of the UK governments for the past couple of years have been watched with frank admiration and amazement by Lord Vetinari. Outright theft as a policy had never occurred to him.

If you steal from one person is Theft, and if you steal from Lots of people is Research

Principles don't die. They aren't here one day and gone the next. They can't be destroyed by fire, earthquake or theft. Principles are deep, fundamental truths, classic truths.

I don't need to worry about identity theft because no one wants to be me.


Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation - especially in the suburbs.

The human desire for food and sex is relatively equal.

If there are armed rapes, why should there not be armed hot dog thefts?

I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime.

Select only things to steal that speak directly to your soul.

If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent

The State claims and exercises the monopoly of crime.

.. It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or of alien.

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