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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.

James Russell Lowell

Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Small aim is a crime; have great aim.

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Gene Tierney

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

Honoré de Balzac

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

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.

Whitney Houston

I finally faced the fact that it isn't a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.

Problems Lonliness
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.

Tupac Shakur

Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?

O. J. Simpson

I've been very clear. I won. I didn't commit the crime.

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.

Kurt Cobain

The worst crime is faking it.

Jean Baudrillard

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Liam Neeson

But, you know, there's still an argument, there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.

Dan Bongino

Assessing any possible threat is one thing, but pressing into a full investigation without facts of a crime or national security threat violates standard procedure.

Vladimir Nabokov

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

Rudy Giuliani

There is no city in America that has reduced crime as much as we have in the last three years. This is not the product of accident. This is the product of design.

Shia LaBeouf

Crime is sexy.

Lindsay Lohan

I'm the hardest working person I know. I'm 20 years old - is it a crime to want to go out dancing with my friends?

Charlize Theron

Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question - I struggle with it morally.

Rudy Giuliani

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

Tupac Shakur

I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit.

This is a unique legal loophole in the U.S.: If a non-native comes on a reservation and commits any crime, the non-native should be prosecuted by a federal court. Tribal law can arrest and hold someone for a year, but tribal law cannot prosecute non-natives. So since the federal courts are so overloaded, some of the cases get tossed out.

Vladimir Lenin

Crime is a product of social excess.

Stephen King

I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts.

Tony Blair

Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.

Pope Francis

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.

Victor Hugo

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.

Simone Weil

There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice.

Henry Ford

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

Robert Kennedy

Tolerating organized crime promotes the cheap philosophy that everything is a racket. It promotes cynicism among adults. It contributes to the confusion of the young and to the increase of juvenile delinquency.

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.

Marcus Aurelius

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Edgar Allan Poe

A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.

James Russell Lowell

Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.

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.

Henry Miller

The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.

An element of virtually every national security threat and crime problem the FBI faces is cyber-based or facilitated. We face sophisticated cyber threats from state-sponsored hackers, hackers for hire, organized cyber syndicates, and terrorists.

George Bernard Shaw

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

Dreams Youth Children
Will Rogers

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.

Kimberly Guilfoyle

During the 10 years I worked as a prosecutor, I always struggled with what to do with someone who was clearly mentally ill and committed a horrific crime.

The private sector is the key player in cyber security. Private sector companies are the primary victims of cyber intrusions. And they also possess the information, the expertise, and the knowledge to address cyber intrusions and cyber crime in general.


Fear follows crime and is its punishment.

We got into all the trouble you could ever imagine. We figured that if the Jones boys and all the gangsters ran Chicago, we had our own territory now. All the stores, all the crime, we were in charge of everything, my stepbrother and my brother.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

Kim Kardashian

I am fascinated by crime scene investigating. I swear, I wish I was a crime scene investigator sometimes!

James Comey

Folks who think organised crime is a thing of the past are only kidding themselves.

Kamala Harris

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

Robert Kennedy

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.

Antonin Scalia

If you condemn someone who has committed a crime to be tortured, that would be unconstitutional.

Will Rogers

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

If you are sentenced to torture for a crime, yes, that is a cruel punishment. But the mere fact that somebody is tortured is - is unlawful under - under our statutes, but the Constitution happens not to address it, just as it does not address a lot of other horrible things.

Ben Shapiro

In Britain, where the social safety net is more like a social swaddling cloth, crime rates other than murder are significantly higher than in the United States.

Naturally, it is a terrible, despicable crime when, as in Munich, people are taken hostage, people are killed. But probing the motives of those responsible and showing that they are also individuals with families and have their own story does not excuse what they did.

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.


We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.

Woody Allen

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Small aim is a crime.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.

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.

Law Action
Keir Starmer

The final Brexit deal must ensure there is no diminution in Britain's national security or ability to tackle cross-border crime.

Ronald Reagan

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

John Ruskin

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.

Kamala Harris

Hate crime is not new in the United States.

H. L. Mencken

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

John Legend

I always felt that rap didn't cause crime; it just reflected it.

Clint Eastwood

I've always been fascinated with the stealing of innocence. It's the most heinous crime, and certainly a capital crime if there ever was one.

Vladimir Putin

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that in Russia, unlike in one third of the world's countries, being gay is not a crime.

Rashida Jones

My mother and I are more than best friends; we are partners in crime. After she and my father, Quincy Jones, separated when I was 10 years old, my sister, Kidada, who was 12, went to live with our dad, and I stayed with my mother.

Martin Scorsese

It's interesting that these themes of crime and political corruption are always relevant.

We need to look at the totality of the things that we're labeling as violent and really examine whether we need to have some more proportionality in terms of the punishment fitting the crime that's done. The bright line that we have right now, between violent and nonviolent, does not account for shades of gray.

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.

Clint Eastwood

I think 'Dirty Harry' was probably sensitive toward the victims of violent crime.

Jason Statham

I like crime thrillers. I like heist movies.


My head's never really quiet. The only time I can get it to turn off is if I watch 'CSI' or 'Law & Order,' where I have to follow the crime. If I can't turn my head off during that, I know I've really got a problem.

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.