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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 has committed the crime who profits by it.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
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.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
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.
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
From a single crime know the nation.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
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.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's not robbed at all
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own. Lay partiality aside, and answer me: is theft, whose effect is to distribute wealth more evenly, to be branded as a wrong in our day, under our government which aims at equality? Plainly, the answer is no.
All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost -- the most legitimate -- passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
He has 63 ways of getting money, the most common and most honorable ones being stealing, thieving, and robbing.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Great thieves punish little ones.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
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.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
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.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.

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