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22 Thieving Quotes

Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself Are much condemned to have an itching palm, To sell and mart your offices for gold To undeservers.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Brutus at IV, iii)

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Well, well, be it so, thou strongest their of all, For thou hast stolen my will, and made it thine.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: The Foresters (act III, sc. 1)

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'Tis bad enough in man or woman To steal a goose from off a common; But surely he's without excuse Who steals a common from the goose.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Epigram, in Carey's "Commonplace Book of Epigrams"

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Who steals a bugle-horn, a ring, a steed, Or such like worthless thing, has some discretion; 'Tis petty larceny: not such his deed Who robs us of our fame, our best possession.

Francesco Berni Quotes , Source: Orlando Innamorata (canto LV)

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No Indian prince has to his palace More followers than a thief to the gallows.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto I, l. 273)

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--To live On means not yours--be brave in silks and laces, Gallant in steeds; splendid in banquets; all Not yours. Given, uninherited, unpaid for; This is to be a trickster; and to filch Men's art and labour, which to them is wealth, Life, daily bread;--quitting all scores with "friend, You're troublesome!" Why this, forgive me, Is what, when done with a less dainty grace, Plain folks call "Theft."

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Richelieu (act I, sc. 2)

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Stolen sweets are best.

Colley Cibber Quotes , Source: Rival Fools (act I)

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Yet thanks I must you con That you are thieves professed, that you work not In holier shapes; for there is boundless theft In limited professions.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Timon at IV, iii)

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He that is robbed, not wanting what is stol'n, Let him not know't, and he's not robbed at all.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Othello at III, iii)

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Never thrust your own sickle into another's corn.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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Kill a man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of his breeches' pocket.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto X, st. 79)

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The Frier preached against stealing, and had a goose in his sleeve. [The Friar preached against stealing, and had a goose in his sleeve.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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In vain we call old notions fudge And bend our conscience to our dealing. The Ten Commandments will not budge And stealing will continue stealing.

Motto Quotes , Source: of the American Copyright League

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The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief, He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Duke of Venice at I, iii)

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Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing. 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at III, iii)

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For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers who go right on their ways: Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. IX, v. 14-17)

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To keep my hands from picking and stealing.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. IX, v. 14-17)

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Stolen sweets are always sweeter: Stolen kisses much completer; Stolen looks are nice in chapels: Stolen, stolen be your apples.

Thomas Randolph Quotes , Source: Song of Fairies

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O villain, thou hast stol'n both mine office and my name! The one ne'er got me credit, the other mickle blame.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus at III, i)

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A murderer and a villain, A slave that is not twentieth part the tithe Of your precedent lord, a vice of kings, A cutpurse of the empire and the rule, That from a shelf the precious diadem stole And put it in his pocket--

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, iv)

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A plague upon it when thieves cannot be true one to another!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Falstaff at II, ii)

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Do villainy, do, since you protest to do't, Like workmen. I'll example you with thievery: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief, whose liquid surges resolves The moon into salt tears; the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Timon at IV, iii)

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