Quotes: crime

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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ben Shapiro
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    During the Great Depression, levels of crime actually dropped. During the 1920s, when life was free and easy, so was crime. During the 1930s, when the entire American economy fell into a government-owned alligator moat, crime was nearly non-existent. During the 1950s and 1960s, when the economy was excellent, crime rose again.
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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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.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    For a decade, feminists have drilled their disciples to say, Rape is a crime of violence but not of sex. This sugar-coated Shirley Temple nonsense has exposed young women to disaster. Misled by feminism, they do not expect rape from the nice boys from good homes who sit next to them in class.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • 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.
  • Ben Shapiro
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    Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality.
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    Roman poet 70-19 BC
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    From a single crime know the nation.
  • Bobby Scott
    Bobby Scott
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    Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime.
  • 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.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can't address such concerns.
  • 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.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.
    Source: As quoted in Champlains Dream (2008)