Quotes: criminals

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  • Ronnie Corbett
    Ronnie Corbett
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    A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston Pass. Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for 16 hardened criminals.
  • Brendan Gleeson
    Brendan Gleeson
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    Actors will always tell you it's more fun playing bad guys. A lot of the time, it's criminals who are the people who don't care. There's something extraordinarily seductive about the guy who doesn't care, and to play that guy is terribly empowering, because you don't have to worry about the consequences of your actions.
  • Ogden Nash
    Ogden Nash
    American poet 1902-1971
    Ogden Nash
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    Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
  • Henry George
    Henry George
    American political economist and journalist 1839-1897
    Henry George
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    How vainly shall we endeavor to repress crime by our barbarous punishment of the poorer class of criminals so long as children are reared in the brutalizing influences of poverty, so long as the bite of want drives men to crime.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
    C. S. Lewis
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    If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
  • Bernard Marcus
    Bernard Marcus
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    Kids are wandering around the streets today that will become tomorrow's criminals that were yesterday's heroes.
  • Tupac Shakur
    Tupac Shakur
    American rapper and actor 1971-1996
    Tupac Shakur
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    Let the Lord judge the criminals.
  • Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter
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    Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties - provided we're only talking about criminals.
  • Bill Shuster
    Bill Shuster
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    Many of the vicious criminals held there have been caught on the battlefield fighting against American troops and shutting down Guantanamo Bay would just require the military to move them elsewhere.
  • Bill Bennett
    Bill Bennett
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    Punishment can do a lot for criminals, and send a message to the rest of society.
  • Jean Genet
    Jean Genet
    French Playwright, Novelist 1910-1986
    Jean Genet
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    Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
    Samuel Butler
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    The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
    Ayn Rand
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    The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
    Voltaire
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    The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
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    There'd never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States - alcohol production - and just handed it to criminals - a pretty remarkable thing to do.
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