Quotes 16 till 30 of 96.
Libian painter and writer 1883-19310
Crime is either another name of need or an aspect of a disease.
American anarchist 1869-19400
Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
British writer 1891-19760
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.
American author and political activist 1941-0
Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological - resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.0
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
English statesman and writer 1804-18810
Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime.
Source: Henrietta Temple (1837) 2, ch. 1
American writer 1842-19140
Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Marquis de Sade
French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-18140
Dread not infanticide; the crime is imaginary: we are always mistress of what we carry in our womb, and we do no more harm in destroying this kind of matter than in evacuating another, by medicines, when we feel the need.
Joseph De Maistre
French diplomat and philosopher 1753-18210
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.
French writer and essayist 1913-19600
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.
Roman poet 70-19 BC0
From a single crime know the nation.
Hunter S. Thompson
American journalist 1939-0
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
James Russell Lowell
American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-18910
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime . Not failure, but low aim is crime.
English novelist 1905-20000
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
Had we but world enough, and time, this coyness, lady, were no crime.