“Crime generally punishes itself.”

“A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.”

“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.”

“He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.”

“He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, him not know t, and he’s not robbed at all.”

“The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.”

“The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much about not being a thief any more. Thieving is God’s message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.”

“Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals?”

“We don’t give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give ’em plenty of publicity.”

“Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.”

“The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.”

“Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.”

“Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.”

“From a single crime know the nation.”

“History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes”

“The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.”

“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.”

“Locks keep out only the honest.”

“The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the ”outlaw,” the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.”

“Set a thief to catch a thief.”

“There is no society known where a more or less developed criminality is not found under different forms. No people exist whose morality is not daily infringed upon. We must therefore call crime necessary and declare that it cannot be non-existent, that the fundamental conditions of social organization, as they are understood, logically imply it.”

“There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.”

“Many commit the same crime with a different destiny; one bears a cross as the price of his villainy, another wears a crown.”

“There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.”
“The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.”

“We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.”
“There is a new billboard outside Time Square. It keeps an up-to-minute count of gun-related crimes in New York. Some goofball is going to shoot someone just to see the numbers move.”

“He threatens many that hath injured one.”

“All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.”

“Small crimes always precede great ones.”

“In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.”

“Great thieves punish little ones.”

“Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.”

“Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.”

“Crime, when it succeeds, is called virtue.”

“He has committed the crime who profits by it.”

“One crime has to be concealed by another.”

“Not failure, but low aim, is a crime.”

“He 63 ways of getting money, the most common, most honorable ones being staling, thieving, and robbing.”

“Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it’s intimate and psychological — resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.”

“Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State’s failure, all crime, in the end, is the crime of the community.”

“A natural reaction to crimes of the occupation.”

“Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards”

“Everyone is equal before the law. No matter whether he is American, Chinese or from other countries, as long as he has committed crimes, he has to be punished by the law.”

“High crimes and misdemeanors.”

“I just can’t say whether it’s the same crimes, or just one. It’s all unclear.”

“Indonesia’s trials for crimes in East Timor speak for themselves: The process was a sham.”

“It is not that we will hype a case because it is committed by citizens from a certain country… and it is not unusual for crimes in the US to be reported by the media,”

“It’s nice on one hand because we have longer to prosecute the crimes. But on the other, we’re going to have to find a place to put all of the evidence.”

“It’s not always that crimes turn out this way and not everyone reacts this way.”

“Men are much more unwilling to have their weaknesses and their imperfections known than their crimes”
“responsible for the worst crimes known to humankind.”

“Ruiz was our No. 1 guy, our top priority for property crimes investigators.”

“Shamelessly supporting and whitewashing terrible crimes against humanity.”

“Small habits, well pursued betimes, May reach the dignity of crimes (Florio)”

“The abiding concern I have in the wake of all this is, how many other Clines are there out there who are pulling people over, arresting them for felony offenses and charging them with crimes they themselves have committed? … It makes one wonder how much confidence the public can really have in their law enforcement officers.”

“These crimes have been very senseless. What are some of the things that we can do about them?”

“This is a historic step, but only a first step because the prosecutor has been silent about crimes by the Ugandan Army.”

“This is the old crowd kind of re-launching the wars of Watergate, and saying let’s make the conduct of the sources we used the issue, rather than their own. The record of Watergate crimes is staggering, voluminous and irrefutable”

“We are seeing more juveniles involved in more violent crimes, … I think that’s a trend nationwide.”