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Crime And Criminals Quotes

How vainly shall we endeavor to repress crime by our barbarous punishment of the poorer class of criminals so long as children are reared in the brutalizing influences of poverty, so long as the bite of want drives men to crime.

Author: Henry George (1839-1897)

Profession: American Social Reformer, Economist

There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.

Author: Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

Profession: American Anarchist

Crime generally punishes itself.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

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

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.

Author: John Huston (1906-1987)

Profession: American Film Director

He threatens many that hath injured one.

Author: Ben Jonson (1573-1637)

Profession: British Dramatist, Poet

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.

Author: Karl Kraus (1874-1936)

Profession: Austrian Satirist

If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

There is a new billboard outside Time Square. It keeps an up-to minute count of gun-related crimes in New York. Some goofball is going to shoot someone just to see the numbers move.

Author: David Letterman (1947)

Profession: American TV Personality

He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA