Quotes: crime

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  • Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe
    American poet, writer and critic 1809-1845
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    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.
  • John Huston
    John Huston
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    After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
  • Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    British novelist 1903-1966
    Evelyn Waugh
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    Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
    Salman Rushdie
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    An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings.
  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
    Honoré de Balzac
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    Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
  • Ian Mcewan
    Ian Mcewan
    English novelist and screenwriter 1948-
    Ian Mcewan
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    By measuring individual human worth, the novelist reveals the full enormity of the State's crime when it sets out to crush that individuality.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G. Wells
    British-born American author 1866-1946
    H.G. Wells
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    Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Crime generally punishes itself.
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
    Georges Bataille
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    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.
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