Criminals quotes

  • I am very interested in loyalty, even if the person to whom one is loyal is flawed, criminal, or otherwise in the wrong.
    -- A.M. Homes

    #Loyalty #Criminals #Flawed

  • Tattooed men who are not behind bars are either latent criminals or degenerate aristocrats. If someone who is tattooed dies in freedom, then he does so a few years before he would have committed murder.
    -- Adolf Loos

    #Men #Years #Criminals

  • They allow us to disrespect our Black woman. A lot of these things would be considered criminal if it were to be carried out in the streets. That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Disrespect #Black #Criminals

  • Criminals were coming to Chechnya from all over the world - they did not have a place in their own countries. But they could live perfectly well in Chechnya.
    -- Akhmad Kadyrov

    #Country #Criminals #World

  • My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
    -- Al Capone

    #Running #Way #Criminals

  • Scientists search for truth. Philosophers search for morality. A criminal trial searches for only one result: proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Doubt #Criminals #Trials

  • The idea that the State originated to serve any kind of social purpose is completely unhistorical. It originated in conquest and confiscation-th at is to say, in crime. It originated for the purpose of maintaining the division of society into an owning and exploiting class and a property-less dependent class - that is, for a criminal purpose.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Class #Ideas #Criminals

  • Taking the state wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators, and beneficiaries from those of a professional criminal class.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Class #Criminals #Way

  • You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Men #Criminals #Bags

  • Like I've said before, so many times before, I'm not a good person, I'm not a hero. I'm a criminal, a liar, a cheat, a killer. It was them or me and I wanted to live.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Liars #Hero #Criminals

  • I never took that stuff personally when people said I was too young, too inexperienced. I get politics. I get attack ads. But they said 'mobbed up family.' That we were criminals. That kills me.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #People #Criminals #Stuff

  • We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Children #Criminals #Conclusion

  • It is ordinarily said that criminal law is designed to protect property and to protect persons, and if society's only interest in controlling sex behavior were to protect persons, then the criminal codes concerned with assault and battery should provide adequate protection. The fact that there is a body of sex laws which is apart from the laws protecting persons is evidence of their distinct function, namely that of protecting custom.
    -- Alfred Kinsey

    #Sex #Law #Criminals

  • Attention must be given to the penal consequences of violations of the right to peace, including the punishment by domestic courts or in due time by the International Criminal Court of those who have engaged in aggression and propaganda for war.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #War #Punishment #Criminals

  • We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
    -- Allen Tucker

    #Law #Criminals #Crime

  • Fabricating reality was criminal; editing it, commonplace.
    -- Amy Waldman

    #Reality #Editing #Criminals

  • atrophy of feeling creates criminals.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Feelings #Criminals #Crime

  • Stealing to eat ain’t criminal—stealing to be rich is.
    -- Andrew Vachss

    #Greed #Criminals #Rich

  • I have to say I'm all for public flogging. One type of criminal that a public humiliation might work particularly well with are the juvenile delinquents, a lot of whom consider it a badge of honor to be sent to juvenile detention. And it might not be such a cool thing in the 'hood to be flogged publicly.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Honor #Criminals #Might

  • A law imposing criminal penalties on protected speech is a stark example of speech suppression.
    -- Anthony Kennedy

    #Law #Freedom Of Speech #Criminals

  • Let me be clear - no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions.
    -- Antonio Villaraigosa

    #Law #Police #Criminals

  • The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient
    -- Aron Nimzowitsch

    #Keys #Police #Criminals

  • It is fortunate for this community that I am not a criminal.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Community #Criminals

  • 'It is my duty to warn you that it will be used against you,' cried the Inspector, with the magnificent fair play of the British criminal law.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Law #Play #Criminals

  • The government was set to protect man from criminals, and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Men #Liberty #Criminals

  • The government was set to protect man from criminals-and the constitution was written to protect man from the government. The Bill of Rights was not directed at private citizens, but against the government-as an explicit declaration that individual rights supersede any public or social power.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Men #Rights #Criminals

  • A lady cannot be blamed if a master criminal takes a fancy to her.
    -- Barbara Mertz

    #Criminals #Fancy #Masters

  • "Criminal justice" was a term she found more apt than it was meant to be.
    -- Barbara Neely

    #Justice #Criminals #Were Meant To Be

  • The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Government #Political #Criminals

  • I really feel like the sky is the limit with the Innocent Criminals today.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Sky #Criminals #Today

  • There's very little different between the way the government operates in America and the way criminals do.
    -- Ben Mendelsohn

    #Government #America #Criminals

  • The criminal justice system, like any system designed by human beings, clearly has its flaws.
    -- Ben Whishaw

    #Justice #Criminals #Flaws

  • It is better to let 100 criminals go free than to imprison 1 innocent man.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Men #Criminals #Innocent

  • I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
    -- Bernhard Goetz

    #Criminals #Violent #Hesitation

  • So I was still guilty. And if I was not guilty because one cannot be guilty of betraying a criminal, then I was guilty of having loved a criminal.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Criminals #Guilty #Betray

  • Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Life #Competition #Criminals

  • A trial without witnesses, when it involves a criminal accusation, a criminal matter, is not a true trial.
    -- Bill McCollum

    #Criminals #Trials #Matter

  • There are a lot of messages that need to be sent to the criminal who is out there dealing in this on the streets of the United States. We need to send the message of swiftness and certain punishment.
    -- Bill McCollum

    #Punishment #Messages #Criminals

  • All we had ever heard about record company people is that they were vampires and criminals...and they killed Elvis Presley.
    -- Bjork

    #People #Vampire #Criminals

  • Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.
    -- Blake Edwards

    #Games #Criminals #Guessing

  • Remember Killer Moth, the most ingenuous rogue ever to defy the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin ?Perhaps you recall how the weird beam from the Moth Signal summoned the Gangland Guardian to the aid of desperate criminals ?And who can forget the eerie Moth Cave where new and startling implements of crime were produced by this evil genius !
    -- Bob Kane

    #Eerie #Evil #Criminals

  • In addition, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act provides protection for those in the firearms industry from lawsuits arising out of the criminal or unlawful acts of people who misuse their products.
    -- Bob Ney

    #People #Arms #Criminals

  • It is outrageous to know that security procedures are apparently so lax at the Department of Veterans Affairs that a single bureaucrat had the ability to put the personal information of over 26 million Veterans at risk for sale to the highest criminal bidder.
    -- Bob Ney

    #Risk #Criminals #Information

  • The fact of the Watergate cover-up is not nearly as interesting as the step into making the cover-up. And when you understand the step, you understand that Richard Nixon lied. That he was a criminal.
    -- Bob Woodward

    #Interesting #Criminals #Cover Ups

  • Never will they label our liberation struggle as criminal
    -- Bobby Sands

    #Struggle #Criminals #Labels

  • We refuse to lie here in dishonor! We are not criminals, but Irishmen! This is the crime of which we stand accused.
    -- Bobby Sands

    #Lying #Criminals #Crime

  • Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it's hard to make your peace with.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Epidemics #Greed #Criminals

  • Without taking enforcement actions against all criminal aliens, programs such as Secure Communities may result in large numbers of identified criminal aliens being released back into the society which, of course, is an unacceptable outcome for our communities.
    -- Candice S. Miller

    #Numbers #Community #Criminals

  • Everyone is a criminal! We are beset on all sides by antirevolutionary forces. Naturally, then, humans fall into three categories: the criminal, the not-yet-criminal, and the not-yet-caught.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Fall #Criminals #Three

  • You cannot "love" a dog out of her bad behavior, just as you can't "love" a criminal into stopping his crimes.
    -- Cesar Millan

    #Dog #Criminals #Stopping

  • War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.
    -- Charles Evans Hughes

    #War #Criminals #Crime

  • I always wanted to be a criminal, but not this big a one.
    -- Charles Starkweather

    #Criminals #Bigs #Wanted

  • Youth should learn to think and act as a mass.  It is criminal to think as individuals!
    -- Che Guevara

    #Thinking #Criminals #Youth

  • The Daily Mail can't say 'asylum-seeker' without saying 'foreign criminal' in the same sentence. I'm sure it's practically editorial policy.
    -- Chris Cleave

    #Criminals #Asylum Seekers #Asylums

  • Even a criminal has the right to a new life, but they made sure I did not have that. They just didn't stop calling me a prostitute for ever and ever and ever and ever.
    -- Christine Keeler

    #Calling #Criminals #New Life

  • A so-called 'blackout' is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals,
    -- Christopher Dodd

    #Jobs #Criminals #Administration

  • Religious doctrines do not and clearly cannot be adopted as the criminal code of a state.
    -- Clarence Darrow

    #Religious #Criminals #Doctrine

  • If we become an accomplice to criminal activities by the American government, then we are liable too.
    -- Clive Stafford Smith

    #Government #Criminals #Liable

  • No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this weapon in crime than ever before.
    -- Colin Greenwood

    #Gun #Criminals #Use

  • I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court, a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage in a capital case before a trial.
    -- Constance Baker Motley

    #Criminals #Alabama #Trials

  • If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals.
    -- Curtis LeMay

    #War #Criminals #Lost

  • Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.
    -- Curtis LeMay

    #War #Criminals #Killing

  • If Americans actually have the conversation about our disastrous prison policies, we'll understand the trends all move in very dangerous directions: we lock up more people, for less violent crime, at ever greater expense, breeding more dangerous criminals who often come out unemployable, violent and isiolated.
    -- Dahlia Lithwick

    #Moving #People #Criminals

  • My overriding belief is that it is always possible for criminals to improve and that by its very finality the death penalty contradicts this.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Criminals #Belief #Death Penalty

  • I'm Dan Gelber. As a federal prosecutor, I helped put away corporate criminals, corrupt politicians and violent gangs.
    -- Dan Gelber

    #Criminals #Gang #Politician

  • Criminals should be punished, not fed pastries.
    -- Daniel Handler

    #Criminals #Should #Pastries

  • There is a difference between the inmates of your criminal prisons and the inmates of your cultural prison: The former understand that the distribution of wealth and power inside the prison had nothing to do with justice.
    -- Daniel Quinn

    #Differences #Justice #Criminals

  • There are criminals who are drug users, but most addicts are criminals only by virtue of prohibition or from resorting to crime to pay inflated black market prices.
    -- Danny Sugerman

    #Drug #Black #Criminals

  • My father is a practicing criminal law attorney in the Seattle area.
    -- David Guterson

    #Father #Law #Criminals

  • Many conspiracies are not criminal, even conspiracies that involve slamming somebody.
    -- David Shuster

    #Criminals #Conspiracy

  • It seems that in Baltimore, one of the most violent cities in America, jurors are far more reluctant to convict criminal defendants than in the suburban enclaves that ring the city.
    -- David Simon

    #Cities #America #Criminals

  • Every good army needs a couple of criminals.
    -- Dean Lombardi

    #Couple #Army #Criminals

  • It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
    -- Don Marquis

    #Pregnancy #People #Criminals

  • When you print out your manuscript and read it, marking up with a pen, it sometimes feels like a criminal returning to the scene of a crime.
    -- Don Roff

    #Criminals #Sometimes #Crime

  • She must be assured that it is not a criminal offense to love at first sight.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Sight #Criminals #Firsts

  • Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves.
    -- Earl Warren

    #Liberty #Criminals #Used

  • An artist must approach his work in the spirit of the criminal about to commit a crime.
    -- Edgar Degas

    #Artist #Criminals #Spirit

  • It is a characteristic of the weak and criminal to attribute to others the misfortunes that are the result of their own wickedness.
    -- Edgar Rice Burroughs

    #Criminals #Wickedness #Weak

  • From the point of view of the economy, the sale of weapons is indistinguishable from the sale of food. When a building collapses or a plane crashes, it?s rather inconvenient from the point of view of those inside, but it?s altogether convenient for the growth of the gross national product, which sometimes ought to be called the "gross criminal product."
    -- Eduardo Galeano

    #Views #Growth #Criminals

  • The propaganda system allows the U.S. Ieadership to commit crimes without limit and with no suggestion of misbehavior or criminality; in fact, major war criminals like Henry Kissinger appear regularly on TV to comment on the crimes of the derivative butchers.
    -- Edward S. Herman

    #War #Criminals #Suggestions

  • Anybody who's against birth control and abortion has to be a criminal idiot.
    -- Eleanor Clark

    #Abortion #Criminals #Birth Control

  • Every single human being is a unique human being. And, therefore, it's so criminal to do something to that human being, because he or she represents humanity.
    -- Elie Wiesel

    #Unique #Humanity #Criminals

  • Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
    -- Elizabeth Fry

    #Revenge #Punishment #Criminals

  • ...congenital killers and criminals are possessed of not one but two Y chromosomes, bearing a double dose, as it were, of genetically undesirable maleness.
    -- Elizabeth Gould Davis

    #Men #Two #Criminals

  • For an act may be wrong judged purely by itself, but when the motive that prompted the act is understood, it is construed differently. I lay it down as an axiom, that only that is criminal in the sight of God where crime is meditated.
    -- Elizabeth Keckley

    #Sight #Criminals #May

  • I've always been tremendously interested in criminal law. It goes to a deep interest I have in prisons and the criminal element, and what we do as a society with it. I've always been touched by the idea of criminality.
    -- Elizabeth Strout

    #Law #Ideas #Criminals

  • Consular offices make no attempt to determine whether the person obtaining the card is legally in the United States. In fact, the only people who need these cards are illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Consular cards also are easily forged.
    -- Elton Gallegly

    #People #Office #Criminals

  • I'm certainly not suggesting legalization of polyamory. But it's also unfairly judgmental of you to compare such relationships to the criminal acts of ***** or child sexual abuse.
    -- Emily Yoffe

    #Children #Abuse #Criminals

  • Every society has the criminals it deserves.
    -- Emma Goldman

    #Criminals #Deserve

  • The partisan wants to change the law, the criminal break it; the anarch wants neither. He is not for or against the law. While not acknowledging the law, he does try to recognize it like the laws of nature, and he adjusts accordingly.
    -- Ernst Junger

    #Law #Trying #Criminals

  • The Federal Reserve System is not Federal; it has no reserves; and it is not a system at all, but rather, a criminal syndicate.
    -- Eustace Mullins

    #Criminals #Syndicate #Federal Reserve

  • I would strongly recommend any young man to stay away from criminal law. It's not a good place to be, unfortunately.
    -- F. Lee Bailey

    #Men #Law #Criminals

  • Time and experience have forcefully taught that the power to inspect dwelling places, either as a matter of systematic area-by-area search or, as here, to treat a specific problem, is of indispensable importance in the maintenance of community health; a power that would be greatly hobbled by the blanket requirement of the safeguards necessary for a search of evidence of criminal acts.
    -- Felix Frankfurter

    #Dwelling #Community #Criminals

  • Every case involving cybercrime that I've been involved in, I've never found a master criminal sitting somewhere in Russia or Hong Kong or Beijing. It always ends up that somebody at the company did something they weren't supposed to do. They read an email, went to a website they weren't supposed to.
    -- Frank Abagnale

    #Russia #Email #Criminals

  • Police are inevitably corrupted. ... Police always observe that criminals prosper. It takes a pretty dull policeman to miss the fact that the position of authority is the most prosperous criminal position available.
    -- Frank Herbert

    #Missing #Police #Criminals

  • Of course we're Criminals
    -- Frank Miller

    #Criminals

  • Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
    -- Frank Moore Colby

    #Wise #Humble #Criminals

  • Hollywood no longer depicts reporters in ruthless pursuit of criminals, high and low. Now they are the criminals.
    -- Frank Rich

    #Criminals #Hollywood #Propaganda

  • Only when architect, bricklayer and tenant are a unity, or one and the same person, can we speak of architecture. Everything else is not architecture, but a criminal act which has taken on form.
    -- Friedensreich Hundertwasser

    #Taken #Unity #Criminals

  • Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.
    -- Friedrich Engels

    #Philosophical #Law #Criminals