A Quote by Henry Thomas Buckle on commitment, crime, preparation, and society

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on books, business, civilization, crime, history, life, literature, philosophy, poetry, science, silence, and thought

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Heber Q. Hale on angels, christ, crime, emptiness, evil, god, good, ingratitude, legends, life, and revenge

As stewards of God we must be truly appreciative of the things we receive. One has said that, 'Ingratitude is a crime more despicable than revenge which is only returning evil for evil, while ingratitude returns evil for good.' You remember that of the ten lepers healed by Christ, only one returned to give thanks. A beautiful legend tells the story of two angels that were sent forth throughout the land, each given a basket, one to gather up requests and the other thanksgivings. The angel of requests came back with her basket running over full. The angel of thanksgivings came back with her basket practically empty. So it is in life. It seems that all have requests to make, but few of us think to return and give thanks.

Heber Q. Hale

Source: Conference Report, October 1919, p.172

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on children, crime, destruction, lies, and life

. . . the sin of abortion, or the destruction of unborn children - lies somewhere a close kin to the crime of destroying human life and certainly to be condemned.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

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A Quote by Hannah Arendt on assumptions, crime, evil, hypocrisy, integrity, intention, radicals, and vices

As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and the hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975)

Source: On Revolution (1963)

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A Quote by George Gillburg on crime, privilege, and rest

First it was a right, then it was a privilege; they won't rest until it is a crime.

George Gillburg

Source: 1994, On firearms ownership, via CompuServe

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A Quote by George Granville on crime


'Tis the talk, and not the intrigue, that's the crime.

George Granville (1667 - 1735)

Source: The She Gallants

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A Quote by George Carlin on crime, freedom, and words

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?  They never mention that part to us, do they?

George Carlin

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on children, crime, and youth

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Gary Apple on crime and life


Life is short; to prove it, criminals sentenced to life get out in ten years.

Gary Apple

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