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Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.

Tags: Accused, Victim  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.

Tags: Group, Power  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.

Tags: Art, Work  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Tags: Mother, Poverty  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

No crime is so great as daring to excel.

Tags: Daring, Great  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.

Tags: Powerful, Themselves  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.

Tags: Plague  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

Tags: Growing, Old  ✍ Author: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The worst crime is faking it.

Tags: Faking, Worst  ✍ Author: Kurt Cobain

All is extremely genteel; and there is almost as much repose as in the golden saloons of the contiguous palaces. At any rate, if there be as much vice, there is as little crime.

Tags: Almost, Golden  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

Dullness is the only crime for which an editor ought to be hung.

Tags: Dullness, Editor  ✍ Author: Josephus Daniels

All I can really say is it's bloodier than hell. In this one I'm going to be much more direct and honest in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene.

Tags: Hell, Honest  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery - did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime.

Tags: Amendment, Slavery  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.

Tags: Difficult, Track  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

I don't believe that songwriting has to be profound, but I truly believe that it's a crime for you to go outta your way for it not to be.

Tags: Profound, Truly  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

I'm sort of fascinated by the whole espionage crime thing.

Tags: Espionage, Whole  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

He who allows oppression shares the crime.

Tags: Oppression, Shares  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.

Tags: Nor, Poverty  ✍ Author: King Farouk

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

Tags: Poverty, Wrong  ✍ Author: Henry Ford

You know that murder is wicked. If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this would be any excuse for you, if you should commit the same crime?

Tags: Master, Wicked  ✍ Author: Peter Hammill

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.

Tags: Religion, Virtue  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.

Tags: Often, Others  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Despotism is a long crime.

Tags: Despotism  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.

Tags: Peace, War  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Any society where it's a crime or a hassle to be different is a society based on psychological fascism.

Tags: Based, Society  ✍ Author: David Icke
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We are not supposed to go out and kill all those we suspect to have committed a crime.

Tags: Committed, Suspect  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

I think among the population at large, people are openly fascinated with crime and don't feel any shame over it. It's only the opinion-makers and the 'opinion elites' who turn up their noses.

Tags: Opinion, Turn  ✍ Author: Bill James

Crime cases tend to be fascinating until you figure out what happened.

Tags: Happened, Until  ✍ Author: Bill James

Famous crime stories almost always lead to the passing of new laws.

Tags: Almost, Famous  ✍ Author: Bill James

I am fascinated by crime scene investigating. I swear, I wish I was a crime scene investigator sometimes!

Tags: Sometimes, Wish  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German people and the soldier at the front.

Tags: Against, Soldier  ✍ Author: Wilhelm Keitel

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.

Tags: Fault, Moderation  ✍ Author: Jack Kerouac

I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts.

Tags: Ghosts, Love  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Crime is sexy.

Tags: Sexy  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

The pace of Swedish crime fiction is slower - Stieg Larsson's the exception. And I think we use the environment more.

Tags: Exception, Fiction  ✍ Author: Camilla Lackberg

Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime.

Tags: Blind, Commitment  ✍ Author: Imre Lakatos

Crime stories are, as you know, one of the most popular forms of entertainment that exist. If you then try to have something to say... that I have, of course.

Tags: Popular, Try  ✍ Author: Steig Larsson

Crime is a product of social excess.

Tags: Excess, Social  ✍ Author: Vladimir Lenin

Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

Tags: Aim, Failure  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.

Tags: Lives, Prisoner  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!

Tags: Criminal, Witnessed  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

But, you know, there's still an argument, there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.

Tags: Argument, Sex  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

I feel more related to some American crime writers than I do to Stieg Larsson.

Tags: American, Writers  ✍ Author: Jo Nesbo

Ever since the '70s, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo were the godfathers of Scandinavian crime. They broke the crime novel in Scandinavia from the kiosks and into the serious bookstores.

Tags: Serious, Since  ✍ Author: Jo Nesbo

Crime does not pay as well as politics.

Tags: Pay, Politics  ✍ Author: Alfred Newman

The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal.

Tags: Eternal, May  ✍ Author: James Otis

One hate crime is committed approximately every hour of every day in this country.

Tags: Country, Hate  ✍ Author: Anna Paquin

White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America.

Tags: America, Second  ✍ Author: Sara Paretsky

Sisters in Crime now has more than 4,000 members worldwide.

Tags: Sisters, Worldwide  ✍ Author: Sara Paretsky

The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.

Tags: Favourite, Novel  ✍ Author: Sara Paretsky

You wanna get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let's just get rid of all the drug laws.

Tags: Country, Fine  ✍ Author: Ron Paul

If we believe in our current penal process, then the penalties imposed by judges and juries should be the only sanctions for one's crime, not the invisible sanctions of the legislature.

Tags: Invisible, Process  ✍ Author: Charles Rangel

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

Tags: Hit, Soft  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.

Tags: Hands, Last  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

He has committed the crime who profits by it.

Tags: Committed, Profits  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.

Tags: Succeeds, Virtue  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Tags: Encourages, Prevent  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Tags: Another, Concealed  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.

Tags: Successful, Virtue  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?

Tags: Fight, Mine  ✍ Author: Tupac Shakur

I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit.

Tags: Half, Times  ✍ Author: Tupac Shakur

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.

Tags: Blessing, Few  ✍ Author: Jorma Taccone

The individual incentive not to commit crime on Wall Street now is almost zero.

Tags: Almost, Individual  ✍ Author: Matt Taibbi

What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits.

Tags: Last, Political  ✍ Author: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime.

Tags: Creates  ✍ Author: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Murder is not the crime of criminals, but that of law-abiding citizens.

Tags: Citizens, Criminals  ✍ Author: George Tenet

If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up, but crime is going down.

Tags: Moral, Movies  ✍ Author: Jack Valenti

Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked.

Tags: Money, Power  ✍ Author: Matthew Vaughn

As governor, there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime. Law enforcement is really a local issue. It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals.

Tags: Job, Law  ✍ Author: Jesse Ventura

Fear follows crime and is its punishment.

Tags: Fear, Punishment  ✍ Author: Voltaire

Dropping those atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime.

Tags: Atomic, War  ✍ Author: George Wald

There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice.

Tags: Justice, Society  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

I love all kinds of movies. I'd especially like to make some, you know, violent crime drama.

Tags: Love, Movies  ✍ Author: Rob Zombie

To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.

Tags: Felt, Human  ✍ Author: Vittorio Alfieri

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.

Tags: Disgrace, Punishment  ✍ Author: Vittorio Alfieri

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.

Tags: Committed, Evil  ✍ Author: Stephen Ambrose

Many who resort to crime ultimately can't read or write.

Tags: Read, Write  ✍ Author: Wally Amos

Nothing is more devastating to a community than out-of-control crime.

Tags: Community  ✍ Author: Alan Autry

The message has to be sent that if you commit a crime there has to be punishment.

Tags: Message, Punishment  ✍ Author: Benigno Aquino III

With crime fiction, you have to write a half-dozen before they catch on.

Tags: Fiction, Write  ✍ Author: John Banville

Most crime fiction, no matter how 'hard-boiled' or bloodily forensic, is essentially sentimental, for most crime writers are disappointed romantics.

Tags: Fiction, Matter  ✍ Author: John Banville

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.

Tags: Country, Outside  ✍ Author: Marion Barry

Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.

Tags: Aside, Country  ✍ Author: Marion Barry

The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.

Tags: May, Soon  ✍ Author: Jacques Barzun

I make movies for teenage boys. Oh dear, what a crime.

Tags: Movies, Oh  ✍ Author: Michael Bay

Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.

Tags: Boredom, Perhaps  ✍ Author: Cecil Beaton

The expansion and sophistication of transnational crime represents one of the most dangerous threats we confront in the next millennium.

Tags: Dangerous, Next  ✍ Author: Max Beerbohm

I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime.

Tags: Government, Wish  ✍ Author: Howard Berman

If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.

Tags: Actually, Washington  ✍ Author: Marion Berry

We need to send a clear message to gang members that violent crime will not be tolerated.

Tags: Clear, Message  ✍ Author: Tim Bishop

I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border.

Tags: Beginning, Fear  ✍ Author: Edward Blake

We are the safest large city in America, but any crime rate is too high.

Tags: America, High  ✍ Author: Michael Bloomberg

The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.

Tags: Event, Last  ✍ Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

Cops and robbers resemble each other, so there's not a lot to learn in terms of learning the logistics of committing the crime or investigating the crime.

Tags: Learn, Learning  ✍ Author: Andre Braugher

It's not a crime to get drunk.

Tags: Drunk  ✍ Author: Joe Bob Briggs

What does signature mean? Supposedly these are the added touches that make the crime personal to the killer.

Tags: Mean, Personal  ✍ Author: Olympia Brown

I think seeing some of the past can be helpful, especially if you're into crime solving.

Tags: Past, Seeing  ✍ Author: Yancy Butler

About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.

Tags: Politics, Started  ✍ Author: Howie Carr

Obstruction of Congress in our work is a crime.

Tags: Congress, Work  ✍ Author: Jason Chaffetz

The crime of loving is forgetting.

Tags: Forgetting, Loving  ✍ Author: Maurice Chevalier
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