Selected Quotes about Crime

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

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

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. -- W. H. Auden

Behind every great fortune there is a crime. -- Honore de Balzac

We are the people our parents warned us about. -- Jimmy Buffett

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’s pet baits. In larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed.... -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. -- Edward Gibbon

Crime is naught but misdirected energy. -- Emma Goldman

A thief believes everybody steals. -- Edward W. Howe

The reason there is so little crime in Germany is that it's against the law. -- Alex Levin

Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime. -- G. Gordon Liddy

A crime which is the crime of many none avenge. -- Lucan

The key is to commit crimes so confusing that police feel too stupid to even write a crime report about them. -- Randy K. Milholland

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics. -- Alfred E. Newman

Crooks are early adopters. -- Craig Newmark

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

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

Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. -- Howard Scott

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. -- C. P. Snow

The judge is condemned when the criminal is absolved. -- Publilius Syrus

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. -- Hunter S. Thompson

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

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