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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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The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame. [Fr., Le crime fait la honte et non pas l'echafaud.]

Pierre Corneille Quotes , Source: Essex (IV, 3)

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But many a crime deemed innocent on earth Is registered in Heaven; and these no doubt Have each their record, with a curse annex'd.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. VI, l. 439)

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Crime is not punished as an offense against God, but as prejudicial to society. - James Anthony Froude,

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Reciprocal Duties of State and Subjects

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Every crime destroys more Edens than our own.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes , Source: Marble Faun (vol. I, ch. XXIII)

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It is grievous to be caught. [Lat., Deprendi miserum est.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (bk. I, 2, 134)

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A crafty knave needs no broker.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (bk. I, 2, 134)

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'Tis no sin love's fruits to steal; But the sweet thefts to reveal; To be taken, to be seen, These have crimes accounted been.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Volpone (act III, sc. 6)

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The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting. [Lat., Poena potest demi, culpa perennis erit.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (I, 1, 64)

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Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination. [Lat., Factis ignoscite nostris Si scelus ingenio scitis abesse meo.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Fasti (bk. III, 309)

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Where crime is taught from early years, it becomes a part of nature. [Lat., Ars fit ubi a teneris crimen condiscitur annis.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Heroides (IV, 25)

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The crime of a mother is a heavy burden. [Fr., Le crime d'une mere est un pesant fardeau.]

Jean Baptiste Racine Quotes , Source: Phedre (III, 3)

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With his hand upon the throttle-valve of crime.

Lord Robert Arthur Talbot Cecil Salisbury, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury Quotes , Source: in a speech in the House of Lords

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Successful crime is dignified with the name of virtue; the good become the slaves of the impious; might makes right; fear silences the power of the law. [Lat., Prosperum ac felix scelus Virtus vocatur; sontibus patent boni; Jus est in armis, opprimit leges timor.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Hercules Furens (CCLI)

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Small crimes always precede great ones. Never have we seen timid innocence pass suddenly to extreme licentiousness.

Jean Baptiste Racine Quotes

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There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark Quotes

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Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.

Anonymous Quotes

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Purposelessness is the fruitful mother of crime.

Charles H. Parkhurst Quotes

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Set a thief to catch a thief.

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We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.

Allen Tucker Quotes

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Sport hunting is a crime. My sympathies are with the fox.

Duchess Of Windsor Quotes

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I realized I had been paying hit men to slaughter cows for my table... and I stopped, but not for 6 months in which I rationalized.

O Anna Niemus Quotes

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If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs.

Arthur Bugs Baer Quotes

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And who are the greater criminals--those who sell the instruments of death, or those who buy them and use them?

Robert Emmet Sherwood Quotes

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Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes

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