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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    The greatest evils and the worst of crimes is poverty; our first duty, a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor.
  • Harold Pinter
    Harold Pinter
    English playwright, screenwriter and director 1930-2008
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    The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    A monarch, when good, is entitled to the consideration which we accord to a pirate who keeps Sunday School between crimes; when bad, he is entitled to none at all.
  • Brendan I. Koerner
    Brendan I. Koerner
    American author 1974-
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    A surprising number of American skyjackers were not yet old enough to drink or sometimes even drive. These adolescents were generally inept at planning their crimes, and few of their capers met with any success; most seemed to end within moments of starting, usually after a fatherly pilot convinced the nervous teen to hand over his gun.
  • Carl Hiaasen
    Carl Hiaasen
    American writer, author and journalist 1953-
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    All novels are about crime. You'd be hard pressed to find any novel that does not have an element of crime. I don't see myself as a crime novelist, but there are crimes in my books. That's the nature of storytelling, if you want to reflect the real world.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    British writer and medical doctor 1859-1930
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    As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done
  • Jean Genet
    Jean Genet
    French Playwright, Novelist 1910-1986
    Jean Genet
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    Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
  • Augustus Hare
    Augustus Hare
    English writer 1834-1903
    Augustus Hare
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    Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.
  • George Farquhar
    George Farquhar
    Irish playwright 1677-1707
    George Farquhar
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    Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    Roman poet 70-19 BC
    Virgil
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    Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
    Voltaire
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    History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
    Edward Gibbon
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    History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.
  • John Mason Brown
    John Mason Brown
    American drama critic and author 1900-1969
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    I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.
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