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Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

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

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.

Author: Owen Meredith (1831-1891)

Profession: British Politician, Poet

The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.

Author: Jill Peterson


He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.

Author: O. Henry Porter (1862-1910)

Profession: American short-story Writer

In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.

Author: Proverb


All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.

Author: Proverb


Great thieves punish little ones.

Author: Proverb


Set a thief to catch a thief.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

Locks keep out only the honest.

Author: Jewish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Jewish Origin

He 63 ways of getting money, the most common, most honorable ones being staling, thieving, and robbing.

Author: Francois Rabelais (1495-1553)

Profession: French Satirist, Physician, and Humanist

Small crimes always precedes great ones.

Author: Jean Racine (1639-1699)

Profession: French Dramatist