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Crime Quotes

Breach of laws is what is defined as a crime. When someone transgresses the law, he is considered to be a criminal. Although crime has been extolled on the big screen, know that there is nothing macho about offending the law and putting yourself at cross with the upholders of law. All said and done, crime is almost a natural phenomenon and exists in every society. There is a lot of social stigma attached to crime and trespassers of law are often deemed a pariah in the eyes of the society. For more on famous offense quotations and sayings, read on.

Leon Trotsky

Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.

Leon Trotsky

In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Small aim is a crime; have great aim.

Robert Kennedy

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.

W. H. Auden

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.

John Dryden

Successful crimes alone are justified.

Gene Tierney

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.


Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

William Blake

Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.

H. L. Mencken

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.


It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

Will Rogers

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.

Mahatma Gandhi

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.

Jimmy Carter

We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each others children.

Gloria Steinem

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.

Charles Bukowski

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

William S. Burroughs

A functioning police state needs no police.

Anton Chekhov

The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.

Beau Biden

When crime was spiking in our communities, Dad wrote the crime bill that put 100,000 cops on the streets and led to an eight-year drop in crime across the country.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

John Maynard Keynes

I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.

Dan Quayle

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.

Henry David Thoreau

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

Honoré de Balzac

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

Emo Philips

Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.

Osama bin Laden

I heard about the bombings the same way everyone else heard about them, from the television or radio. I did not order them but was very glad for what happened to the Americans there.

Gloria Steinem

Pornography is the instruction. Rape is the practice, battered women are the practice, and battered children are the practice.

H. L. Mencken

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.

Jimmy Carter

An act of terrorism totally outside the bounds of international law and diplomatic tradition. a crisis [that] calls for firmness and restraint.

Ambrose Bierce

The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

Kurt Cobain

The worst crime is faking it.

Theodore Roosevelt

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Mother Teresa

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.

Quentin Crisp

Vice is its own reward.

Kamala Harris

To be smart on crime, we should not be in a position of constantly reacting to crime after it happens. We should be looking at preventing crime before it happens.

Kamala Harris

With the advent of DNA, we know that people have been convicted and sentenced to death who later proved not to be guilty of the crime.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

Kamala Harris

'Getting smart on crime' does not mean reducing sentences or punishments for crimes.

William Shakespeare

Farewell, fair cruelty.

Kamala Harris

I convened the first-ever national training conference for prosecutors on how to promote and deal with hate crime issues in terms of prosecutions and also protocol for defeating the gay panic defense.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Small aim is a crime.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

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Ronald Reagan

One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.

Kamala Harris

Hate crime is not new in the United States.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Sixth Amendment secures to persons charged with crime the right to be tried by an impartial jury reflecting a fair cross-section of the community.

He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.