Crime Proverbs

By | October 3, 2015

Sayings about  about Crime & Criminals

All criminals turn preachers under the gallows. ~ Traditional Proverb

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. ~ Confucian Proverb

Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime. ~ Jewish Proverb

Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State’s failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime. ~ Jewish Proverb

Crime is cunning; it puts an angel in front of every devil. ~ German Proverbs

Crime leaves a trail like a water beetle; like a snail, it leaves its silver track; like a horse-mango, it leaves its smell. ~ Malawian Proverbs

Even criminals have their uses; they keep sleepyheads awake. ~ Chinese Proverb

In times of trouble leniency becomes crime. ~ Traditional Proverb

It’s a crime if you get caught. ~ Russian Proverbs

Living is not a reward and dying is no crime. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Locks keep out only the honest. ~ Jewish Proverbs

Poverty is not a crime, but it’s better not to show it. ~ Brazilian Proverbs

To violate the law is the same crime in the emperor as in the subject. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Crime & Criminals

Saying about crimes

There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires. ~ Emil Cioran

Crime is a product of social excess. ~ Nikolai Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Great thieves punish little ones. ~ Author Unknown

For the credit of virtue we must admit that the greatest misfortunes of men are those into which they fall through their crimes. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker. ~ Bias of Priene

Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime. ~ Vittorio Alfieri

Poverty is the mother of crime. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it. ~ Henry Thomas Buckle

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression. ~ Evelyn Waugh

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. ~ Aristotle

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, its own avenging angel–dark misgiving, an ominous sinking at the inmost heart. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You are not to do evil that good may come of it. ~ Legal Maxim

Whoever commits a crime strengthens his enemy. ~ Daniel O’Connell

From a single crime know the nation. ~ Virgil

Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own. ~ Syrus

After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor. ~ John Huston

Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man. ~ Jean Genet

One crime is everything; two nothing. ~ Dorothee DeLuzy

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions. ~ Agatha Christie

Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it. ~ Barry J. Farber

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. ~ Albert Camus

Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that specieas alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us. ~ Georges Bataille

No crime has been without a precedent. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Man’s crimes are his worst enemies, following like shadows, till they drive his steps into the pit he dug. ~ Creon

I think crime pays. The hours are good, you meet a lot of interesting people, you travel a lot. ~ Woody Allen

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor. ~ Henry Louis Mencken

Many commit the same crimes with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown. ~ Juvenal

For whoever meditates a crime is guilty of the deed. ~ Juvenal

He who helps the guilty, shares the crime. ~ Publilius Syrus

Responsibility prevents crimes. ~ Edmund Burke

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries. ~ Edmund Burke

Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State’s failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community. ~ H.G. Wells

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little. ~ Augustus William Hare

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows. ~ Paul Eldridge

Every crime is born of necessity. If you want less crime, you must change the conditions. Poverty makes crime. Want, rags, crusts, misfortune — all these awake the wild beast in man, and finally he takes, and takes contrary to law, and becomes a criminal. ~ Robert Ingersoll

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behaviour that is often considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business. ~ Robert Rice

Crime is naught but misdirected energy. ~ Emma Goldman

From each crime are born bullets that will one day seek out in you where the heart lies. ~ Pablo Neruda

The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame. ~ Pierre Corneille

Crime has always been a regrettably consistent element of the human experience. ~ Mark Frost

Crime is as much a condition as an intention. ~ Lewis F. Korns

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

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards. ~ George Farquhar

Small crimes always precede great ones. ~ Jean Racine

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

While crime is punished it yet increases. ~ Seneca

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

There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it. ~ Cato

Crime, when it succeeds, is called virtue. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

The greatest crimes are caused by surfeit, not by want. ~ Aristotle

Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerrilla war against society. ~ Lyndon Baines Johnson

There is no such crime as a crime of thought; there are only crimes of action. ~ Clarence Darrow

Crime is to man as fleas are to dog, the likelihood of its presence increases as the quality of one’s personal circumstances decreases. ~ Jerome P. Crabb

Commit a crime and the world is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge and fox and squirrel and mole. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not failure, but low aim, is crime. ~ James Russell Lowell

Criminals are dumb as stumps. If they were smart they could go be investment bankers. Or judges. ~ Black Jack Point

He has committed the crime who profits by it. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

There are crimes that, like frost on flowers, in one single night destroy character and reputation. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies. ~ Woody Allen

Purposelessness is the fruitful mother of crime. ~ Charles Henry Parkhurst

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