Quotes: criminal

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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
  • Shirley Lord
    Shirley Lord
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    Animals are considered as property only. To destroy or to abuse them, from malice to the proprietor, or with an intention injurious to his interest in them, is criminal. But the animals themselves are without protection. The law regards them not substantively. They have no RIGHTS!
  • Truman Capote
    Truman Capote
    American writer 1942-
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    Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
  • Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude, and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
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    I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last.

    Source: Jane Eyre (1847) ch. 6

  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.
  • Emma Goldman
    Emma Goldman
    American anarchist 1869-1940
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    Morality and its victim, the mother - what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
  • 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?
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