Quotes and Sayings about Crime



"My London constituency in Hackney has one of the highest levels of gun crime in the country. But the problem is no longer confined to inner city areas. Gun crime has spread to communities all over Britain."
- Diane Abbott
(Related: Country, Crime, London)

"Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue."
- Diane Abbott
(Related: Fear, Cause, Crime)

"He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets. He did. He took it into the damn White House."
- Ralph Abernathy
(Related: Crime)

"War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Politics, War, Community, Man)

"Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Power, Crime)

"Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Crime)

"Every work of art is an uncommitted crime."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Art, Work, Crime)

"The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Time, Crime, Fact, Law, Mind)

"Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Happiness, Care, Crime, Heaven, Man)

"Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Crime, Disgrace, Punishment)

"To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Crime)

"Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies."
- Woody Allen
(Related: America, Crime, Office)

"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
(Related: Country, Crime, Leading, Murder)

"The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Crime, Evil)

"That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization."
- John Amery
(Related: Civilization, Being, Crime)

"In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Crime, World)

"Many who resort to crime ultimately can't read or write."
- Wally Amos
(Related: Crime)

"I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff. I'm into books like that. Case studies or forensics or murder - all that good stuff."
- Tom Araya
(Related: People, Books, Crime, Murder)

"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
(Related: Crime, Discovery, Guilt, Nothing)

"Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Crime, Evil, Radical)

"No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Time, Crime, First, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Idea, Crime, Help)

"People who commit crimes should be responsible for those crimes. It doesn't matter whether they're priests or ministers or atheists."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: People)

"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
(Related: Crime, Punishment, Suicide)

"It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Change, Fools, Grief, Tragedy, Victims)

"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
(Related: Society, Forgiveness, Crime, Interest, Murder, Party)

"Poverty is the mother of crime."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Mother, Crime, Poverty)

"Nothing is more devastating to a community than out-of-control crime."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Community, Crime, Nothing)

"In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Business, Perception, Crime, Fact, Security, Sense)

"To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Nature, Crime, Doctrine, Man, Persecution, Will)

"Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Education, Adolescence, School)

"Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Money, Drugs, Prohibition)

"Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Crime, states, Weakness)

"Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Age, Life, Work, Crime, Desire, Discrimination, Living, Worth, Wrong)

"When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Women, Credit, Nothing)

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Crime, Fortune, Lies)

"There are certain things that they say you can't do, there are all these secret people behind the scenes who make things available for you to do. That's why you have so much crime and violence."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: People, Crime, Violence)

"Every place in the country you should get a license that shows you know how to safely store it, keep it away from your children or grandchildren. You should have to license it so the police can trace it if it's used in a crime."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Children, Country, Crime, Police)

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
- Marion Barry
(Related: Country, Crime, Washington)

"Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
- Marion Barry
(Related: Country, Crime)

"The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Danger, May, Will, Writers)

"Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, Crime, Difficulty, Living, Parents, Poverty)

"Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Crime, Fact)

"Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Being, Boredom, Crime, First, World)

"I believe if more American children read the Ten Commandments and are taught what they mean, they will predictably engage in less crime."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: American, Children, Crime, Will)

"Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: History, Nothing, Race)

"Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation - especially in the suburbs."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Identity, Nation, Theft)

"Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Being, Boredom, Crime, First, World)

"The expansion and sophistication of transnational crime represents one of the most dangerous threats we confront in the next millennium."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Crime, Sophistication)

"It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Crime, Revolution, May)

"I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Government, Crime, Property, Theft)

"If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate."
- Marion Berry
(Related: Crime, Washington)

"Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Failure, Authority, Crime, Fool)

"We need to send a clear message to gang members that violent crime will not be tolerated."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Crime, Will)

"As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note."
- Georges Bizet
(Related: Adultery, Crime, Evil, Fanaticism, Supernatural, Writing)

"Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Causes, Crime, Law, Order, Party, Today)

"The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Wealth)

"I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Fear, Beginning, Carnival, Crime)

"We are the safest large city in America, but any crime rate is too high."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: America, Crime)

"The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Crime)

"The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Crime, World)

"Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime."
- George Borrow
(Related: Love, God, Country, Crime)

"They've also asked me now to start on another series that we're gonna do after this Frontier Earth. But it's not science fiction, it's more in the Mystery and Crime division and that's another area I'm very interested in."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Science, Crime, Earth, Fiction, Mystery, Now)

"If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours."
- Belle Boyd
(Related: Government, Love, Lie, Cause, Crime, President, Prison)

"I think that candidates who have pending cases of blood crimes and economic crimes must be definitely banned."
- Francois Bozize
(Related: Blood)

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Books, Reading)

"To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Government, Conviction, End, Law, May, Order)

"Cops and robbers resemble each other, so there's not a lot to learn in terms of learning the logistics of committing the crime or investigating the crime."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Crime, Learning)

"It doesn't help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: People, Crime, Fight, Help, Prison)

"It's not a crime to get drunk."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: Crime)

"The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Company, Crime, Harm, Punishment)

"Using MO to link crimes can be problematic."
- Pat Brown
"What does signature mean? Supposedly these are the added touches that make the crime personal to the killer."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Crime)

"Fighting a war on terrorism is like fighting against crime. We can never hope to eradicate crime, so we shouldn't bother fighting it."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: War, Hope, Crime, Fighting, Terrorism)

"The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations."
- John Bruton
(Related: Work, Crime, Fighting, Property, Terrorism, Trade)

"Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Mother, Father, Crime, May, Poverty, Sense)

"Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Men, Blush, Vanity)

"It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: History, American, Lying, Media, President)

"Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Life, Fear, American, Crime)

"Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Government, Murder)

"Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Innocence, Justice)

"I think seeing some of the past can be helpful, especially if you're into crime solving."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Crime, Past)

"In the housing projects, people talked of ways to reduce crime, relieve overcrowding, and they were good ideas that we plan to study, and possibly implement."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: People, Ideas, Crime, Projects, Study)

"I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Men, Wrongs)

"The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion."
- Ken Calvert
(Related: Purpose, Abortion, Act, Crime, Protection, State)

"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."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Crime, Law, Man, State, Trying)

"Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America, and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now."
- Drew Carey
(Related: America, Crime, Liquor, Now, Problems, Prohibition)

"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
(Related: Crime, Fight, Fire, Freedom)

"For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Time, Sex, Crime, Laws, Past, Years)

"About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston."
- Howie Carr
(Related: Politics, Boston, Crime, Years)

"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
(Related: Nature, Actions, Body, Breeding, Crime, Mind)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Soul, Crime, Defeat, Pain, Struggle, Suffering, Tragedy, Violence)

"Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Being, Crime, Old)

"Hate crimes are the scariest thing in the world because these people really believe what they're doing is right."
- Cher
(Related: People, Hate, Right, World)

"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
(Related: Sex, People, Crime, Punishment, Sin)

"How, possibly, could the police have made the 'mistake' of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora's Box of facts I have prepared."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Facts, Light, Man, Police, Wrong)

"The crime of loving is forgetting."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Crime)

"The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love'. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Life, Lie, Cure, Humanity, Vitality, Word, Wrongs)

"The rise of computer crime and armed robbery has not eliminated the lure of caged cash."
- James Chiles
(Related: Computer, Crime)

"Organized crime is the dirty side of the sharp dollar."
- James Chiles
(Related: Crime)

"Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Crime, Illusion, Insult, Ugly, Woman)

"The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, Fear, Control, Crime, Drugs, Mothers, Welfare)

"Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: First, Justice, Mercy, Victims)

"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
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Actions, Crime, Habits, Mind, Will)

"The NATO forces will, to the extent that they have capacity, assist the war crimes tribunal."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: War, Will)

"The United States has done more for the war crimes tribunal than any other country in the world. We're turning over all the information we have, including intelligence information."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Intelligence, War, Country, Information, states, United, World)

"Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Environmental, Crime, Nation, Problems, Terrorism, World)

"The danger chiefly lies in acting well; no crime's so great as daring to excel."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Acting, Crime, Danger, Lies)

"No crime is so great as daring to excel."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Crime)

"Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Crime)

"If, at the limit, you can rule without crime, you cannot do so without injustices."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Crime)

"Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Fear, Authority, Crime, Glory)

"The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy."
- Ramsey Clark
(Related: War, Policy, Crime, Foreign policy, World, World war)

"A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena."
- Tom C. Clark
(Related: Court, Crime, Day)

"I don't think Capote loved Smith. But he did make a deep connection. It upset some people, because that had never been the approach to journalistic crime writing, to look into the mind of the killer."
- Gerald Clarke
(Related: People, Connection, Crime, Deep, Mind, Writing)

"The worst crime is faking it."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Crime)

"I am looking forward to a series of productive meetings in both Austria and Estonia, particularly what role organized crime plays in the Baltic drug trade."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Crime, Meetings, Trade)

"Success in crime always invites to worse deeds."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Success, Crime, Deeds)

"Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Apathy, Breeding, Class, Crime, May, Middle class)

"It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws."
- John Conyers
(Related: Age, Americans, Being, Civil rights, Crime, Discrimination, Fight, Hate, Laws)

"If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Art, Crime, Law)

"The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Crime, Shame)

"It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Crime, Disgrace)

"A first impulse was never a crime."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Crime, First)

"It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Crime, State)

"The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Society, Crime)

"The Crime Victims Fund is distributed to service providers who assist millions of crime victims annually throughout our communities in a host of ways. It is paid for by fines levied on criminals, not taxpayers."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Crime, Service, Victims)

"In addition, to punishing sexual offenders and protecting our children, we must also provide services, resources and counseling to the people who are victims of these horrible crimes."
- Jim Costa
(Related: People, Children, Victims)

"Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes against humanity because it is an effort to systematically wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: People, Culture, Effort, Genocide, Humanity)

"If a university official's letter accusing a speaker of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she's given the speech - which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt, a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech - is not hate speech, then there is no such thing as hate speech."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Hate, Hurt, Police, Riot, Speech, University)

"The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Crime, Murder, Play, Shakespeare)

"Over the years you encounter just about every kind of crime. It doesn't harden you, but you become capable of reporting on just about anything human beings can do. However, any time we're dealing with the murder of a child it is always difficult."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Time, Crime, Murder, Years)

"Donald Beardslee is set for execution this week in California. His crimes were about twenty years ago, but it will be the first execution in California in quite some time."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Time, Execution, First, Will, Years)

"To let politics become a cesspool, and then avoid it because it is a cesspool, is a double crime."
- Howard Crosby
(Related: Politics, Crime)

"Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Crime, Culture, Dogs, Parents, Police, Politicians, Popular, Schools)

"Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: People, Humanity)

"By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Education, Children, Crime, Drugs, Generations, Help, Nation, Poverty, Prosperity, Students)

"I am not sorry for my crime."
- Leon Czolgosz
(Related: Crime)

"We weren't wealthy but we definitely weren't poor. We were incredibly rich because there was a wonderful community in Shepherd's Bush, where I grew up. All my friends were into villainy and crime."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Community, Crime, Friends, Poor, Villainy)

"Dullness is the only crime for which an editor ought to be hung."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Crime)

"All I can really say is it's bloodier than hell. In this one I'm going to be much more direct and honest in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Crime, Hell)

"Base stealing, like crime in general, is increasing and is also getting more difficult to curb."
- Leonard Robert Davids
(Related: Crime)

"Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery - did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Constitution, Crime, Slavery)

"Crime, to the man of the forties, was an alien monstrous terror."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Crime, Man, Terror)

"It means working harder to do the research but I don't really mind - I don't think I have what it takes to chase criminals through back alleys and wade through blood at crime scenes."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Blood, Crime, Mind, Research)

"Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe violence and the aftermath of violence."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Crime, Violence)

"Saddam Hussein was a brutal tyrant. I am glad he is now on trial for crimes against humanity. But, opposition to a dictator is not the measure I use when deciding whether to send our men and women in uniform off to war and possible death."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Death, Men, War, Women, Humanity, Measure, Now, Opposition)

"Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying."
- Ron Dellums
(Related: Failure, Crime, Trying)

"I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Crime, Law)

"We don't want crimes committed in New Mexico falling through the cracks. This legislation ensures that there is no area of our state where crimes can be committed without consequence."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Legislation, State, Want)

"The crimes committed by the North Vietnamese regime against the Vietnamese people were minor compared to the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodians, but for us on the left they were emotionally far more significant."
- James Donald
(Related: People)

"The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Crime)

"As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Bizarre)

"Successful crimes alone are justified."
- John Dryden
(Related: Successful)

"Russia's biggest problem is organized crime and its leaders are influenced by the Russian mafia. But it's not right to call it a Russian mafia, it's a Jewish mafia."
- David Duke
(Related: Crime, Leaders, Right, Russia)

"I'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Business, Being, Crime, Woman)

"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
(Related: Environmental, War, Romance, American, Crime, Culture, Terror, Violence)

"I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: Crime, Punishment)

"Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Women, Freedom, Justice, Struggle, Support, Violence, Want)

"Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients. Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Clients, Rights, Human rights, Lawyers, Trials)

"I'm sort of fascinated by the whole espionage crime thing."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Crime)

"If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows."
- Paul Eldridge
"As much as I transferred my mother to Elizabeth Shore of The Black Dahlia, as much as her dad mutated into an obsession with crime in general, well, I have thought about other things throughout the years."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Dad, Mother, Thought, Crime, Obsession, Years)

"I love thinking about American history, thinking about LA history. I love brooding on crime."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Love, History, American, Crime, Thinking)

"Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Politics, Crime)

"There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Crime, Driving, Interest, Necessity, Right, Ugly)

"Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: Crime, Laws, State)

"To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen."
- Quintus Ennius
(Related: Crime, Open)

"Luther was guilty of two great crimes - he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly."
- Desiderius Erasmus
"He who allows oppression shares the crime."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Crime, Oppression)

"Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards."
- George Farquhar
"There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty."
- George Farquhar
(Related: Crime, Poverty, Scandal)

"There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty."
- George Farquhar
(Related: Crime, Poverty, Scandal)

"In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: God, Society, Man, Responsibility)

"We're not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think. At the moment our superstitions are tucked away, but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes, black masses."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Sex, Income)

"When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say, who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course, the compass points straight to bin Laden."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: War, Death, Crime, Humanity, states, United)

"Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Charity, Crime, Cure, Poverty, Punishment, Wrong)

"We must put together countries that produce drugs, countries that traffic, and countries that consume, and through this multilateral effort really stop the growing of crime."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Countries, Crime, Drugs, Effort)

"Crime to many is not crime but simply a way of life. If laws are inconvenient, ignore them, they don't apply to you."
- Dick Francis
(Related: Life, Crime, Laws)

"A large part of crime is economics - if people are working and and have a home and family to support, then I believe you can reduce the crime rate."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Family, Home, People, Crime, Economics, Support)

"I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Crime, Order, Trying, Writing)

"Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal."
- Elizabeth Fry
(Related: Crime, Punishment, Reform, Revenge)

"No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined."
- Paul Gallico
(Related: Baseball, Cause, Crime, Effect, Motive, Punishment, Result, World)

"I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs, I don't think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money's the problem. But drugs are just drugs."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Money, Crime, Drugs)

"Our people went out every single night trying to stop crime before it happened, trying to take people off the street that they believed were involved in crime. That made us a very aggressive, proactive police department."
- Daryl Gates
(Related: People, Crime, Night, Police, Trying)

"Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man."
- Jean Genet
(Related: History, People, Man)

"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: History, Mankind)

"History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: History, Mankind)

"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."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Design, Accident, America, Crime, Years)

"It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Time, Crime, Law)

"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
(Related: Car, Crime, Will)

"Crime is naught but misdirected energy."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Crime, Energy)

"The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: People, Company, Crime, Profit)

"At that point, I sat down and made an alphabetical list of all the crime related words I could think of. So here I am now, nearly half-way through, probably tied up until the year 2015 or SO."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Crime, Now, Words)

"The fact that New York continues in the face of all of the chaos, of the crime, of the madness, you just think that it would just pop and vanish, just explode."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Chaos, Crime, Fact, Madness)

"In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims."
- William Greider
(Related: Time, Finance, Crime, Deeds, Prison, Victims)

"There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner had been shot trying to escape. He had obviously been recaptured and shot, and that violated the Geneva Convention."
- Charles Guggenheim
(Related: War, American, Trying)

"Some of the best movies made about crime are those where the crime solver can get inside the head of the serial killer, and those are the techniques we use in C.S.I."
- Paul Guilfoyle
(Related: Movies, Crime)

"The last copy of the Chicago Daily News I picked up had three crime stories on its front page. But by comparison to the gaudy days, this is small-time stuff. Chicago is as full of crooks as a saw with teeth, but the era when they ruled the city is gone forever."
- John Gunther
(Related: Chicago, Crime, News)

"The difference between political terror and ordinary crime becomes clear during the change of regimes, in which former terrorists become well-regarded representatives of their country."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Change, Country, Crime, Difference, Terror)

"I cannot imagine a context that would some day, in some manner, make the monstrous crime of September 11 an understandable or comprehensible political act."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Act, Crime, Day)

"Historically, terrorism falls in a category different from crimes that concern a criminal court judge."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Concern, Court, Terrorism)

"Religion is a strange, wonderful thing. More crimes have been committed in the name of righteousness than any other notion."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Religion, Name, Righteousness)

"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
(Related: Crime, Man, Murder)

"We came to say, the Quran is our constitution, we are committed to God and his holy book. God willing, should they try to carry out their crime against the Quran, God will tear their state apart and they will become God's lesson to anyone who tries to desecrate the holy book."
- Ismail Haniyeh
(Related: God, Quran, Constitution, Crime, State, Will)

"Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Vices)

"Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Commitment, Community, Crime, End, Genocide, Nations, Prevention, Punishment, United, Years)

"There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Religion, Virtue, Crime, Heroism, Vice)

"And for any victim of a violent crime, when you actually get to go in and realize and see their faces and know that they can't hurt you any more, there is no feeling like that. It finally frees you from a lot of demons."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Crime, Faces, Feeling, Hurt)

"I finally figured out what my crime was. I lived. Big mistake."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Mistake, Crime)

"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: War, Crime)

"In fact, if you have a crime committed against you, and you go to have hypnosis, you can't testify. Because there's no way to test what is real, what's fact, what's fantasy."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Crime, Fact, Fantasy)

"The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair."
- J. Edgar Hoover
(Related: Crime, Cure)

"Bigamy is the only crime where two rites make a wrong."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Crime, Wrong)

"We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others."
- Horace
(Related: Crime, Disgrace)

"I finally faced the fact that it isn't a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems."
- Whitney Houston
(Related: Being, Crime, Fact, Friends, Problems)

"War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: War, Crime)

"Despotism is a long crime."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Crime)

"Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Peace, War, Civilization, Virtue, Crime)

"Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains. What of the control of human nature? Do not point to the triumphs of psychiatry, social services or the war against crime. Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Nature, War, Control, Crime, Feet, Human nature, Lies, Psychiatry)

"We improved the environment in which our children live, learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Home, Abuse, Children, Crime, Environment, Play, Violence)

"One way to bring down crime in the state of California and every state in the union is to have an enforceable border. That means let's build that border fence. When people want to come into this country, let's ask them to knock on the front door."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: People, Country, Crime, State, Want)

"It seemed to me... that the only valid people to deal with crime were cops, and I would like to make the lead character, rather than a single person, a squad of cops."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: People, Character, Crime)

"But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Fear, Character, Germany, Will)

"After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor."
- John Huston
(Related: Crime)

"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Wisdom, Crime, Man, Mankind, Medicine, Open, Suffering)

"I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Men, Thought, Crime, Doubt, Liberty, Will)

"Every portal coming into this country is being attacked by those who would harvest information, both national security secrets and just the common information of private individuals and private individuals. That crime is going on, every day, on a single entity known as the Internet."
- Darrell Issa
(Related: Being, Country, Crime, Day, Harvest, Information, Internet, National security, Secrets)

"It's very simple. If the American people care about a lot of things including corruption in government, then, in fact, if you use the power to appoint in order to do political business, to clear fields, to save your party money and so on, if it's not a crime - and I believe it is - it certainly is business as usual, politics of corruption."
- Darrell Issa
(Related: Business, Money, Politics, Power, Government, People, American, Care, Corruption, Crime, Fact, Order, Party)

"Very few men imprisoned for economic crimes or even crimes of passion against the oppressor feel that they are really guilty."
- George Jackson
(Related: Men, Passion)

"Dr. Flint had sworn that he would make me suffer, to my last day, for this new crime against him, as he called it; and as long as he had me in his power he kept his word."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Power, Crime, Day, Word)

"We are not supposed to go out and kill all those we suspect to have committed a crime."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Crime)

"Saddam Hussein has been brutal against his people, but when he was committing those crimes, the international community did not come to the rescue of the Iraqis."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, Community)

"It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Men, Crime, Man, Poor, Poverty, World)

"We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Women, Crime, Evil, Houses, Humanity, Victims)

"This country would be a better place to live in if all the resources we currently put toward criminalizing marijuana were instead spent by law enforcement on protection from real crime, as opposed to victimless crime."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Country, Crime, Law, Protection)

"It takes a long, hard effort and sustained determination to reduce crime. We will stay the course and we are confident that the numbers will continue to go down."
- Jack Johnson
(Related: Determination, Crime, Effort, Numbers, Will)

"Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Act, Justice, Passion, Revenge, Vengeance)

"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."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Brother, Boys, Chicago, Crime, Now, Trouble)

"Rather let the crime of the guilty go unpunished than condemn the innocent."
- Justinian I
(Related: Crime)

"In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Death, Crime, Sickness, Terrorism)

"I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry my people were led this time by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge."
- Ernst Kaltenbrunner
(Related: Men, Time, People, Knowledge, Duty, Laws, Soldiers)

"Amin is the shame of the whole world. The fact that he managed to rule so long and commit so many crimes was only possible thanks to the hypocrisy of the East and the West who were waging the Cold War for world domination."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: War, Fact, Hypocrisy, Shame, World)

"Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German people and the soldier at the front."
- Wilhelm Keitel
(Related: People, Consideration, Crime)

"I rise today in strong support of the Children's Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act, because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Act, Children, Crime, Safety, Support, Today)

"Killing someone is the ultimate crime, while on the other hand, killing someone in uniform is fulfillment of duty."
- Ramman Kenoun
(Related: Crime, Duty, Fulfillment, Killing)

"If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Crime, Fault, Indifference, Moderation)

"The consequences of a crime should not be out of proportion to the crime itself."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Consequences, Crime)

"First of all, do any of you here think it's a crime to help a suffering human end his agony? Any of you think it is? Say so right now. Well, then, what are we doing here?"
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Crime, End, First, Help, Now, Right, Suffering)

"Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit."
- Eli Khamarov
(Related: Crime, Poverty, Punishment)

"It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Society)

"People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can't talk about that. I'm looking to stay alive."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: People, Crime, Fashion, Talk)

"Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Nature, Crime, Human nature, Justice, Will)

"Have not prisons - which kill all will and force of character in man, which enclose within their walls more vices than are met with on any other spot of the globe - always been universities of crime?"
- Peter Kropotkin
(Related: Character, Crime, Force, Man, Vices, Will)

"Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Blind, Commitment, Crime, Theory)

"Crime stories are, as you know, one of the most popular forms of entertainment that exist. If you then try to have something to say... that I have, of course."
- Steig Larsson
(Related: Crime, Entertainment, Popular)

"The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Abortion, Bigotry, Crime, Curriculum, Defense, Nothing, Popular, School, Superstition)

"Crime is a product of social excess."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Crime, Excess)

"The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Crime, Day, Liberty)

"The Washington Bullets are changing their name. They don't want their team to be associated with crime. From now on, they'll just be known as the Bullets."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Crime, Name, Now, Want, Washington)

"We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did. We're also all the kindnesses we did. I hate to think of life as if we understood time. We don't understand time."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Life, Time, Foolishness, Hate)

"The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Truth, Crime, Effort, Man, Rejection, Word)

"Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime, facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud, tax evasion, and other nefarious activities."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Cards, Crime, Fraud, Tax, Identity, Theft)

"Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime."
- G. Gordon Liddy
(Related: Crime)

"There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law; punish those who do not."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Crime, Law)

"Poverty is not the root cause of crime."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Cause, Crime, Poverty)

"If you commit a crime, you're guilty."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Crime)

"I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Age, Love, Home, Children, Crime, Fight, Rights, Guidance, Parents, Respect, Responsibility)

"Stopping crime before it occurs is the most effective crime fighting tool of all."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Crime, Fighting)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Crime, Law, Mind, President, Words)

"No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Crime)

"Kickback is a police thriller which I wrote. I'm very proud of it. I did it in two parts for France because when I wrote it, there wasn't the audience demand for crime stuff that there is now."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Crime, France, Now, Police)

"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?"
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Crime, Dancing, Friends, Old, Want, Years)

"Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: People, Feelings, Crime, Insanity, Religious)

"Not failure, but low aim, is crime."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Failure, Crime)

"Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Time, Failure, Crime)

"Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold- bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Men, Belief)

"Once I've done a crime, I just forget it. I go from crime to crime."
- Henry Lee Lucas
(Related: Crime, Forget)

"So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Cinema, Crime, Games, Media, Violence)

"Until the year 1967, it was a crime, for which you could be put in prison, to make homosexual love to someone in your own house. If they came in and caught you at it, you could be put into prison. This has changed - I'm talking about England, incidentally."
- Patrick Macnee
(Related: Love, Crime, England, Prison, Talking)

"False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing."
- Joseph De Maistre
(Related: Men, Money, People, Crime, First, Opinions)

"Continuous persecution of widows and orphans is a crime. Even the Bible says there is a specific place in hell for those who oppress widows."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Bible, Crime, Hell, Persecution, Widows)

"Had we but world enough, and time, this coyness, lady, were no crime."
- Andrew Marvell
(Related: Time, Crime, Lady, World)

"Our party's committed to tackling failing schools and cutting crime."
- Francis Maude
(Related: Crime, Party, Schools)

"The United States and Mexico are trapped - economically, culturally, politically and because of drug crime - in the same continent."
- Barry McCaffrey
(Related: Crime, states, United)

"The head never rules the heart but just becomes its partner in crime."
- Michael McLaughlin
(Related: Heart, Crime, Rules)

"The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Heart, Crime, Rules)

"There have been high crimes and misdemeanors, but they have been committed by the special prosecutor and the Congress, not the president."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Congress, President)

"Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails upon me the penalty of death; but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: History, Death, Crime, England, Ireland, Law)

"A jury of my countrymen, it is true, have found me guilty of the crime of which I stood indicted. For this I entertain not the slightest feeling of resentment towards them."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: Crime, Feeling, Jury, Resentment)

"First of all, I'm in favor of making price gouging a crime, and in fact, one the reasons I didn't vote for the Republican House version was because there were too many breaks for the oil companies."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Crime, Fact, First, Oil, Republican, Vote)

"If we were really tough on crime, we'd try to save our children from the desperation and deprivation that leave them primed for a life of crime."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Life, Children, Crime, Desperation)

"We've got to stop focusing solely on the symptoms of crime, and start caring about the causes as well."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Caring, Causes, Crime)

"Just about every year, Congress passes another crime bill - spending billions of dollars to build more prisons, to place more band-aids on society's scars."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Society, Congress, Crime)

"If we were really tough on crime, we'd do more to stop it from happening in the first place."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Crime, First)

"Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security. Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do, we have got to find other solutions to deter crime."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Women, Work, Crime, Safety, Security)

"The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts."
- Lord Melbourne
(Related: Government, Crime, Duty)

"Crime is one of the leads of the show. If there's ever anything that deals with a character's personal life, you don't have to worry about it getting too crazy. People don't have to worry about character arcs. Each episode is a self-contained unit."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Life, People, Character, Crime, Deals, Self, Worry)

"The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Argument, Crime, Poor, Poverty, Slander)

"We must be vigilant in our actions towards criminals, and innovative in our approach towards solving crime."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Actions, Crime)

"In the 1990s, we introduced Boston's community policing strategy. We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city, and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Strategy, Boston, Community, Crime, Fighting)

"I didn't break into comics to write fairytales or crime comics."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Crime)

"My feeling is that the hero has now been defined by phrases like the odious one that we were all raised with - crimes does not pay. Of course it pays, you schmuck. That's not why we don't do it. We don't do it because it is wrong."
- Frank Miller
(Related: Feeling, Now, Wrong)

"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."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Crime)

"We are afraid to face the hard questions. We are willing to tackle drugs, crime, and public education only if it doesn't cost us any new taxes."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Education, Crime, Drugs, Public, Questions, Taxes)

"Violent crime rates fell steadily from 1993 to 2002, and this nearly coincides with the establishment of the community policing program known as the COPS program under the Clinton administration."
- Alan Mollohan
(Related: Community, Crime)

"How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!"
- Michel de Montaigne
"Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat."
- John Morley
(Related: Crime, Duty, Laws, Pretty, Sun, Worship)

"Crime is an overhead you have to pay if you want to live in the city."
- George Moscone
(Related: Crime, Want)

"In the last 10 years, in narcotics task forces, in a number of violent crime task forces, we've worked very closely together with state and local law enforcement."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Crime, Law, State, Years)

"There is only one evil, one crime, one sin: lack of heart."
- Multatuli
(Related: Heart, Crime, Evil)

"The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference."
- Bess Myerson
(Related: Corruption, Crime, Indifference)

"My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Music, Crime, Cruelty, Oppression, Stupidity)

"Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Health, People, Addiction, Country, Crime)

"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."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Sex, Adultery, Argument, Crime, states)

"But from each crime are born bullets that will one day seek out in you where the heart lies."
- Pablo Neruda
(Related: Heart, Crime, Day, Lies, Will)

"Crime does not pay as well as politics."
- Alfred Newman
(Related: Politics, Crime)

"In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation's laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Society, Abuse, Exploitation, Harm, Laws, Nation, Nothing, Seriousness)

"If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Crime, Fault, Nothing)

"Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice."
- Max Nordau
(Related: Equality, Life, Civilization, Justice, Law, Principles, Property, Punishment, Respect, Word)

"If a war be undertaken... before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime."
- Charles Eliot Norton
(Related: Peace, War, Crime, Defense)

"Examples one finds in the philosophical literature are somebody who's seen the trial of a child of theirs, where they're being proved guilty of some crime that would drive the parent into a depression, maybe a suicidal depression."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Being, Crime, Depression, Literature)

"That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes."
- Michael Ondaatje
(Related: War, Chance, Fate, Rights, Human rights)

"Petty laws breed great crimes."
- Ouida
(Related: Laws)

"The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal."
- Ovid
(Related: Crime, May)

"I spent 10 years as a marketing manager. I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable background for writing about white-collar crimes."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Experience, Manager, Financial, Marketing, World, Writing, Years)

"White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: America, Crime)

"The crime novel has always been my favourite genre."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Crime)

"Sisters in Crime now has more than 4,000 members worldwide."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Crime, Now, Sisters)

"I come from New York originally, but Californians have been wonderful about animals. These animals are so nice and so good and so sweet and intelligent. It's a crime not to help them."
- Dick Van Patten
(Related: Animals, Crime, Help)

"You wanna get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let's just get rid of all the drug laws."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Country, Crime, Laws)

"The much greater crimes of the Soviet Gulags occurred over decades and cost millions of lives."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
"In recent years - before the intifada - there were three or four incidents of anti-Semitism a year, and that's out of 18 million crimes and violations of the law."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Law, Years)

"I was long brought up to think that it was nothing short of a crime to miss a sale."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Crime, Nothing)

"To make crime unprofitable, let the government run it."
- Irene Peter
(Related: Government, Crime)

"A friend to honesty and a foe to crime."
- Allan Pinkerton
(Related: Friend, Honesty, Crime)

"The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: World)

"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."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Men, Religion, Death, Argument, Charity, Christ, Crime)

"Srebrenica was a horrendous war crime and it had to be uncovered."
- John Pomfret
(Related: War, Crime, Srebrenica)

"Growing old's like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed."
- Anthony Powell
(Related: Being, Crime, Old)

"Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron. He was the man at the controls. But failure is not a crime."
- Michael Ramsey
(Related: Failure, Crime, Enron, Man, Responsibility, Will)

"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
(Related: Home, Crime, Drugs, Importance, Police, Public, Safety, State)

"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Government, Men, Power, Crime, Laws)

"And it's a crime because the great plays of history, going all the way back to the Greeks, are part of everybody's heritage. It's just like in music, Beethoven or Mozart, that's everybody's heritage."
- Tony Randall
(Related: History, Music, Crime)

"Regardless of the nature of their crime or any rehabilitation that may have occurred, these ex-felons cannot participate in the decision-making process of this great Nation."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Nature, Decision, Crime, May, Nation)

"If we believe in our current penal process, then the penalties imposed by judges and juries should be the only sanctions for one's crime, not the invisible sanctions of the legislature."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Crime, Judges)

"To the mind, God is a perfect criminal. He has done such a perfect crime by creating this world that mind cannot trace how He did it. That is why the mind always freaks out about God."
- Prem Rawat
(Related: God, Crime, Mind, World)

"One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Government, Crime)

"Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood."
- Rob Reiner
(Related: Childhood, Crime)

"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
(Related: Hope, America, Building, Crime, Violence, Will)

"Everybody should want to make sure that we have the cyber tools necessary to investigate cyber crimes, and to be prepared to defend against them and to bring people to justice who commit it."
- Janet Reno
(Related: People, Justice, Tools, Want)

"If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it."
- Tom Robbins
(Related: God, Country, Crime, Name, Public, Will)

"Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: Idea, Atheism, Being, Crime, Innocence, Popular)

"Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: Crime, Innocence)

"It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: People, Army, Crime, Taxes)

"There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Excess)

"Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Crime)

"We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?"
- Will Rogers
(Related: Business, Crime, Tax)

"The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Crime)

"The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Change, Idea, Progress, Ideas, Conservative, Culture, Uncertainty)

"The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Sports, Achievement, Behavior, Consequences, Crime, Race)

"Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Crime, Prevention, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Crime, Name)

"The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Nature)

"To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman."
- George Santayana
(Related: War, Quality, Positive, Crime, Delight, Merit)

"Know about the appeals process, especially in the case of the most serious crimes."
- Marilyn vos Savant
"Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no."
- George Savile
(Related: Men, Virtue, Crime, Popularity, Will)

"I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Crime, Police)

"To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Life, Artist, Crime, Murder)

"In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Time, War, Leadership, Inspiration, Vision, Fact, Humanity, states, United, World, World war)

"The serious crimes by the Sudanese government and the government-supported militias must be met with serious consequences. We must work for tough international economic sanctions on the Sudanese government."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Government, Work, Consequences)

"I was concerned about the link between crime and politics, and I figured out the only way I could do something about it was to get into politics."
- Bill Scott
(Related: Politics, Crime)

"We can play politics, or we can reduce crime."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Politics, Crime, Play)

"Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Chance, Crime, Fight, Giving, Will)

"The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Death, Crime)

"Crime is actually less in places where people own guns. Washington, D.C., is a case in point. It has the strictest gun laws, but who has the highest crime rate in the country? Washington, D.C."
- Luke Scott
(Related: People, Country, Crime, Laws, Washington)

"The trial organized with U.N. participation of some kind will be for crimes committed by Khmer Rouge leaders from 1975 to 1979. That's it."
- Hun Sen
(Related: Leaders, Participation, Will)

"Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Successful, Virtue, Crime)

"Success consecrates the most offensive crimes."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Success)

"One crime has to be concealed by another."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Crime)

"Crime when it succeeds is called virtue."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Virtue, Crime)

"He has committed the crime who profits by it."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Crime)

"He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Crime)

"Today it is becoming harder to speak out, with the inception of the Patriot Act, the president has legislated free speech to be a crime."
- Frank Serpico
(Related: Act, Crime, Free speech, President, Today)

"People must realize that a crime motivated by racial or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: People, Crime, Prejudice)

"Under current law, there is no additional penalty for someone who enters the United States illegally and then commits either a crime of violence or a drug trafficking offense. They simply come under the same penalty as we have in current law."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Crime, Law, states, United, Violence)

"Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?"
- Tupac Shakur
(Related: Crime, Fight)

"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."
- Tupac Shakur
(Related: Crime, Months)

"I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed no crimes that weren't honorable."
- Tupac Shakur
"To make the child in your own image is a capital crime, for your image is not worth repeating. The child knows this and you know it. Consequently you hate each other."
- Karl Shapiro
(Related: Crime, Hate, Worth)

"Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Children, Crime, Waste, Youth)

"I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world, they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit."
- Wallace Shawn
(Related: People, Humanity, Mothers, World)

"Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Brother, Crime, Man, Murder, Right)

"Our family had been shattered, but we now are more united, and the remains of my family and the majority of my mother's family are glad to know the truth about a horrible crime."
- Sam Sheppard
(Related: Family, Truth, Mother, Crime, Majority, Now, United)

"The original PATRIOT Act greatly increased our nation's ability to share intelligence information, made better use of technology, and provided terrorism investigators tools that have long been available in cases involving illegal drugs and organized crime."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Ability, Act, Crime, Drugs, Information, Nation, Terrorism, Tools)

"I've been very clear. I won. I didn't commit the crime."
- O. J. Simpson
(Related: Crime)

"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
(Related: Men, Crime, Homosexuality, Prison, Punishment, Russia, Waiting, Years)

"The seasons come up undisturbed by crime and war."
- George A. Smith
(Related: War, Crime, Seasons)

"Violent crime is a solved problem - all they have to do is repeal the laws that keep those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women from arming themselves, and violent crime evaporates like dry ice on a hot summer day."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Men, Women, Crime, Day, Laws, Summer)

"But what sin is to the moralist and crime to the jurist so to the scientific man is ignorance."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Crime, Ignorance, Man, Sin)

"I was offered one of the roles in a big project that shall remain nameless. I thought the whole thing encouraged violent sex crimes toward women. It made horrible, ghastly rape violence seem sexy. I just didn't want to sign my name to it."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Women, Sex, Thought, Name, Project, Violence, Want)

"I was raised in a Bronx public housing project, but studied at two of the nation's finest universities. I did work as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting violent crimes that devastate our communities."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Work, Nation, Project, Public)

"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."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: People, Crime, Motives)

"With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison."
- John Spratt
(Related: Army, Crime, Military, Prison, Security, Soldiers)

"I was assigned to do a job by the attorney general, and that was to find out whether crimes were committed."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Job)

"But in my district I have heard from law enforcement officials and across the State of Florida about how much this JAG funding helps them fight crime, and to protect and serve the citizens within their jurisdiction."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Crime, Fight, Law, State)

"Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower. Median household income is higher. A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college. Home ownership rates are higher. And the violent crime rate has decreased."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Home, Americans, College, Crime, Income, Ownership, Unemployment)

"When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Credit)

"The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime."
- Max Stirner
(Related: Crime, Law, State, Violence)

"There is one instance that we cite in the report where in one of the conversations a member of organized crime is talking to another member of organized crime and he suggests that Attorney General Kennedy should be murdered."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Crime, Talking)

"Our findings with reference to organized crime was that organized crime as an entity didn't participate in the assassination of the president. However, we were unable to preclude the possibility of individual members of organized crime having participated."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Possibility, Assassination, Crime, President)

"In fact, I don't believe I'm guilty of any crimes, but I've always been drawn to and fascinated by physical, sexual and psychological change, and there's an erotic aspect to that."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Change, Fact)

"In a colony constituted like that of New South Wales, the proportion of crime must of course be great."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: Crime)

"There are criminals who are drug users, but most addicts are criminals only by virtue of prohibition or from resorting to crime to pay inflated black market prices."
- Danny Sugerman
(Related: Virtue, Crime, Prohibition)

"The criminal law needs to be improved to meet new forms of crime, but to denounce financial devices which are useful and legitimate because use is made of them for fraud, is ridiculous and unworthy of the age in which we live."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Age, Financial, Crime, Fraud, Law, Needs, Unworthy)

"Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things, cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes; that is to say, the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Men, Financial, Connection, Fraud, Greed, Selfishness)

"A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all."
- Tacitus
(Related: Crime)

"The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Cause, Justice, Past)

"Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Crime, Sensibility, Unhappiness)

"What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Crime, Man)

"Murder is not the crime of criminals, but that of law-abiding citizens."
- Emmanuel Teney
(Related: Crime, Law, Murder)

"The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Life, Army, Crime, First, London, Soldiers, Song)

"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."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Countries, Crime, Murder, Punishment, Question, Sense, states, Struggle)

"When you look at where the real problems are among minorities in our society, particularly blacks, it's at the bottom. It's the people who are in school systems that don't educate, neighborhoods where there is a lot of crime, drugs, the whole bit."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Society, People, Crime, Drugs, Problems, School)

"Maybe... there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for unlawfully detaining 120 people. Maybe they just got carried away with last year's idea of pre-emptive strikes and thought, 'Let's not wait for an actual crime to occur. Let's get the innocent."
- Mark Thomas
(Related: Thought, People, Idea, Crime)

"Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Life, Progress, Crime)

"In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Society, Crime, Sin, Stupidity, World)

"Unauthorized access to computer systems is already a serious crime in a few states and is currently being addressed in many more state legislatures as well as Congress."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Being, Computer, Congress, Crime, State, states)

"I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Business, Life, Poetry, Crime, Nothing, Philosophy)

"There's no worse crime in journalism these days than simply deciding something's a story because Drudge links to it."
- Chuck Todd
(Related: Crime, Journalism)

"So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good, but it's mostly too late: finding a family and a job or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Family, Crime, Job)

"But the single overwhelming reason why jails are bursting is longer sentences given for more crimes."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Reason)

"Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm for other Labour policy disasters. No one tells the voters that crime is falling: let them stay scared senseless."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Policy, Crime, Disasters, Example)

"Where is the expectation of privacy in the commission of a crime?"
- Linda Tripp
(Related: Crime, Expectation, Privacy)

"People should be allowed to document evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Where is the expectation of privacy if someone is conspiring to commit crime?"
- Linda Tripp
(Related: People, Crime, Expectation, Privacy)

"The British seizure of Hongkong was an aspect of one of the most ugly crimes of the British Empire: the takeover and destruction of India, and the use of India to flood China with opium."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Destruction, Opium, Ugly)

"The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded too much on both emotional, biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated."
- Franjo Tudjman
(Related: War, Loss)

"Crimes of Passion, which is one of the best films I've done, will live strongly in my resume, even though it didn't do well."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Passion, Will)

"If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up, but crime is going down."
- Jack Valenti
(Related: Movies, Crime)

"I said the kidnapping is a crime. I have the right to speak about the crime done against me. They didn't like me to speak about this crime. So I decided to reveal it to the public."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: Crime, Public, Right)

"Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked."
- Matthew Vaughn
(Related: Money, Power, Crime, Drugs)

"As governor, there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime. Law enforcement is really a local issue. It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Crime, Job, Law)

"Fear follows crime and is its punishment."
- Voltaire
(Related: Fear, Crime, Punishment)

"History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes."
- Voltaire
(Related: History)

"Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes."
- Voltaire
(Related: History, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Actions, Crime, Harm)

"Dropping those atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime."
- George Wald
(Related: War, Bombs, Crime)

"We've committed many war crimes in Vietnam - but I'll tell you something interesting about that. We were committing war crimes in World War II, before the Nuremberg trials were held and the principle of war crimes was stated."
- George Wald
(Related: War, Trials, Vietnam, World, World war)

"The concept of war crimes is an American invention."
- George Wald
(Related: War, American, Invention)

"But I must think that an address to his majesty to remove one of his servants, without so much as alleging any particular crime against him, is one of the greatest encroachments that was ever made upon the prerogatives of the crown."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Crime)

"I can not, therefore, see how this can be imputed as a crime, or how any of the king's ministers can be blamed for his doing what the public has no concern in; for if the public be well and faithfully served it has no business to ask by whom."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Business, Concern, Crime, Public)

"The Children's Safety Act will help protect children from the perpetrators of these vile crimes by strengthening notification requirements for sex offenders and increasing criminal penalties."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Sex, Act, Children, Help, Safety, Will)

"The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Abuse, Children, Duty, Exploitation, Mankind)

"To tell an ally - who is shedding blood next to you - that you can't share information is a crime."
- David Warner
(Related: Blood, Crime, Information)

"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
(Related: Confession, Crime, Police, states, Wishes)

"My great crime in the world is blunder I will get into scrapes without intention or any bad motive."
- Stand Watie
(Related: Crime, Intention, Motive, Will, World)

"Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Crime, Desire, Expression)

"All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Men, War, Bible, Ambition, Crime, Injustice, Oppression, Slavery, Vice)

"The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Destruction, Past)

"There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Society, Crime, Justice)

"Make it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime."
- Jerry Weller
(Related: Crime, Harm)

"Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Failure, Community, Crime, End, Measure, State)

"What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Crime, Party, Punishment, Woman)

"The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Men, Women, Crime, Race)

"Our country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Country, Crime, Mob)

"It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it was made a crime under the former order of things to learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God."
- George H. White
(Related: God, Crime, Ignorance, Letters, Order, Word)

"The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat. So information is a defence. Through this we can build, we must build, a defence against repetition."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: History, Information, Man, Repetition)

"Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: Humanity, Justice, Limitations)

"Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes."
- George Will
(Related: Americans, Property, Today)

"Let's remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Education, Babies, Children, Crime, Day, Drugs, Obstacles, Temptation)

"I think there's a lot of naivete and hubris within our mix of personalities. That's probably our worst crime. I keep wondering what a "mature" record means."
- Ian Williams
(Related: Crime)

"There's no point regretting things. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Life's too short to worry about things I've said."
- Robbie Williams
(Related: Life, Time, Crime, Worry)

"Only the winners decide what were war crimes."
- Gary Wills
(Related: War)

"I believe that the high rates of property crime (and some of the increase in violent crime) are part of the price you pay for freedom."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Crime, Freedom, Property)

"Crime is the price society pays for abandoning character."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Society, Character, Crime)

"Crime, family dissolution, welfare, and low levels of social organization are fundamentally a consequence of the disappearance of work."
- William J. Wilson
(Related: Family, Work, Crime, Welfare)

"The attacks inside Israel are operations we carry out in response to Israeli crimes against our people."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: People, Israel)

"A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Faith, Feelings, Crime, Envy, Hate, Loyalty, Sense, Violence, Will)

"Woody Allen has done some excellent serious movies, too, like Crimes And Misdemeanors. Very overlooked movie, I think, and really his best. And currently I like Big Fish!"
- David Zucker
(Related: Movies)

"I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: Leadership, War, Government, Germany, Saying, World, World war)

"The planet does nothing but support us, and we are constantly committing crimes against nature."
- Daphne Zuniga
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Support)