Quotes: crime

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  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
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    Crime is either another name of need or an aspect of a disease.
  • Emma Goldman
    Emma Goldman
    American anarchist 1869-1940
    Emma Goldman
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    Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    British writer 1891-1976
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    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.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    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.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime.

    Source: Henrietta Temple (1837) 2, ch. 1

  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    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
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
    Joseph De Maistre
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    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.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    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.
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    Roman poet 70-19 BC
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    From a single crime know the nation.
  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
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    Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime . Not failure, but low aim is crime.
  • Anthony Powell
    Anthony Powell
    English novelist 1905-2000
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    Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
  • Andrew Marvell
    Andrew Marvell
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    Had we but world enough, and time, this coyness, lady, were no crime.