Quotes: crime

Quotes 76 till 90 of 148.

  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    Murder is a horror, but an often necessary horror, never criminal, which it is essential to tolerate in a republican State. Is it or is it not a crime? If it is not, why make laws for its punishment? And if it is, by what barbarous logic do you, to punish it, duplicate it by another crime?
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
  • Alcee Hastings
    Alcee Hastings
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    Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
  • George Borrow
    George Borrow
    English writer of novels and travel books 1803-1881
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    Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    No crime is so great as daring to excel.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
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    Nobody is denying we should investigate and do what we can to prevent gun crime in our cities and towns. But, we should not scapegoat the American gun owner for complicated, cultural problems we are just beginning to understand.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
    James Russell Lowell
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    Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    Oh! what waves of crime and bloodshed have swept like the waves of a deluge down the valley of the Rhine! War has laid his mailed hand on those desolate towers and ruthlessly torn down what time has spared, yet he could not mar the beauty of the shore, nor could Time himself hurl down the mountains that guard it.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    One crime has to be concealed by another.
  • One crime is everything, two is nothing.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
  • Beilby Porteus
    Beilby Porteus
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    One murder made a villain, Millions a hero. Princes were privileg'd To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime. Ah! why will kings forget that they are men, And men that they are brethren?
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one consider that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.