Quotes: crime

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  • Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh
    American radio talk show host 1951-
    Rush Limbaugh
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    Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
    Richard Dawkins
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    Religion teaches you to be satisfied with nonanswers. It's a sort of crime against childhood.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
    Cyril Connolly
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    Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
  • Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
    Karl Kraus
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    Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Starvation, and not sin, is the parent of modern crime.

    Source: The Soul of Man under Socialism (1891)

  • Freda Adler
    Freda Adler
    American criminologist and educator 1934-
    Freda Adler
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    Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
  • Max Lerner
    Max Lerner
    American Author, Columnist 1902-
    Max Lerner
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    The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.
  • Jay Leno
    Jay Leno
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    The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.
  • Alex Cox
    Alex Cox
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    The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
  • Mignon McLaughlin
    Mignon McLaughlin
    American writer, editor 1915?-
    Mignon McLaughlin
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    The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.

    Source: The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981)