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 (1743 - 1826)
Contributed by: Zaady
The number of malefactors authorizes not the crime.
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
In school, every period ends with a bell. Every sentence ends with a period. Every crime ends with a sentence.
Steven Wright (1955 -)
. . . all men make mistakes. But a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.
Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)
My object all sublime I shall achieve in time- To let the punishment fit the crime- The punishment fit the crime.
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)
Source: The Mikado
Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime you should dwell.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)
Source: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1904.
'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.
Source: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1891. The Dancing Men
When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.
Source: The Speckled Band
We are mad, not only individually, but nationally. We check manslaughter and isolated murders; but what of war and the much vaunted crime of slaughtering whole peoples?
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
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