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He who profits by a crime commits it

Seneca Quotes

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By his own verdict no guilty man was ever acquitted. [Lat., Se judice, nemo nocens absolvitur.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIII, 2)

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Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it

Henry Thomas Buckle Quotes

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The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from an over-sensibility for ourselves and an over-indulgence to our own desires

Edmund Burke Quotes

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For whoever meditates a crime is guilty of the deed. [Lat., Nam scelus intra se tacitum qui cogitat ullum, Facti crimen habet.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIII, 209)

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You are not to do evil that good may come of it. [Lat., Non faciat malum, ut inde veniat bonum.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIII, 209)

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It is worse that a crime, it is a blunder. [Fr., C'est plus qu'un crime, c'est une faute.]

Joseph Fouche Quotes , Source: as quoted by himself in his Memoires referring to the murder of the Duc Enghien

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Many commit the same crimes with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown. [Lat., Multi committunt eadem diverso crimina fato; Ille crucem scleris pretium tulit, hic diadema.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIII, 103)

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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

George Washington Quotes

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I have too great a soul to die like a criminal.

John Wilkes Booth Quotes

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The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing

Voltaire Quotes

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Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime. [It., Non nella pena, Nel delitto e la infamia.]

Vittorio Alfieri Quotes , Source: Antigone (I, 3)

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The guilty is he who meditates a crime; the punishment is his who lays the plot. [It., Il reo D'un delitto e chi'l pensa: a chi l' ordisce La pena spetta.]

Vittorio Alfieri Quotes , Source: Antigone (II, 2)

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

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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

Seneca Quotes

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I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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I hate this "crime doesn't pay" stuff. Crime in the United States is perhaps one of the biggest businesses in the world today.

Peter Kirk Quotes

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The worst crime is faking it

Kurt Cobain Quotes

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Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.

G. Gordon Liddy Quotes

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If you share your friend's crime, you make it your own

Latin Proverb Quotes

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Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime. [It., Oh! ben provvide il cielo, Ch' uom per delitto mai lieto non sia.]

Vittorio Alfieri Quotes , Source: Oreste (I, 2)

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Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation. [Lat., Solent occupationis spe vel impune quaedam scelesta committi.]

Marcellinus Ammianus (Ammianus Marcellinus) Quotes , Source: Annales (XXX, 9)

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There's not a crime But takes its proper change out still in crime If once rung on the counter of this world.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. III, l. 870)

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A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenceless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: The Lady of Lyons (act IV, sc. 1)

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Nor all that heralds rake from coffin'd clay, Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto I, st. 3)

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