Quotes: crime

Quotes 76 till 90 of 96.

  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    The human race afraid of nothing, rushes on through every crime.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
    Napoleon
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    The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    The prisoner is not the one who has committed a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
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    The source of every crime, is some defect of the understanding; or some error in reasoning; or some sudden force of the passions.

    Source: Leviathan (1651) XV

  • Max Stirner
    Max Stirner
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    The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
  • Lord Melbourne
    Lord Melbourne
    British Statesman, Prime Minister 1779-1848
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    The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
    Daniel J. Boorstin
    American historian 1914-
    Daniel J. Boorstin
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    The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
  • There are certain things that they say you can't do, there are all these secret people behind the scenes who make things available for you to do. That's why you have so much crime and violence.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
  • George Farquhar
    George Farquhar
    Irish playwright 1677-1707
    George Farquhar
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    There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    To be left alone, and face to face with my own crime, had been just retribution.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
  • Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
    French statesman 1754-1838
    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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    Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime.