crime

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on crime and secrets

ALDERMAN, n. An ingenious criminal who covers his secret thieving with a pretense of open marauding.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Allen E. Claxton, DD on community, crime, death, laziness, nations, and psychology

As individuals find crime to be a dead-end street, so communities and nations are subject to the same psychology. The moral side of public opinion is traditionally lazy, but there is an indefinable point at which it can be and is aroused.

Allen E. Claxton

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A Quote by Allan Pinkerton on crime, friendship, and honesty

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime

Allan Pinkerton

Source: (Graceland Cemetery; Chicago, Illinois)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on crime, death, heart, and love

Is it, in Heav'n, a crime to love too well? To bear too tender, or too firm a heart To act a lover's or a Roman's part? Is there no bright reversion in the sky, For those who greatly think, or bravely die?

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, 1717

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on crime, progress, and technology

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Alan Greenspan on action, competition, crime, facts, government, judgment, laws, principles, world, and elightenment

The world of antitrust is reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland: everything seemingly is, yet apparently isn't, simultaneously. It is a world in which competition is lauded as the basic axiom and guiding principle, yet "too much" competition is condemned as "cutthroat." It is a world in which actions designed to limit competition are branded as criminal when taken by businessmen, yet praised as "enlightened" when initiated by the government. It is a world in which the law is so vague that businessmen have no way of knowing whether specific actions will be declared illegal until they hear the judge's verdict after the fact.

Alan Greenspan (1926 -)

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