Law and Crime

"The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal."

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) "Epistolae ex Ponto"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Petty laws breed great crimes."

Ouida (Marie Louise De La Ramée)
Ouida (Marie Louise De La Ramée) "Wisdom, Wit and Pathos"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Manners are of more importance than laws. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation, every possession, a duty."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Crime does not pay ... as well as politics."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Appeal: v.t. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"No one should be judge in his own case."

Publilius Syrus
Publilius Syrus "Sentences"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused."

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Movies in Hollywood now, for the past 20 or 30 years, are made mainly by lawyers or agents."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I never speak ill of dead people or live judges."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War is a crime which involves all other crimes."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"International law is that law which the wicked do not obey and the righteous do not enforce."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"One does not learn how to die by killing others."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fascism is capitalism plus murder."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you talk to gangsters long enough, you'll find out that they're just as bad as respectable people."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Law: an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community."

St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas "Summa Theologiae"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If lawyers had been present on Mount Sinai, the Ten Commandments would have twelve hundred amendments, all summing to the conclusion: The rich may ignore the rules, the poor will be hanged if they violate the smallest subordinate clause."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A bad agreement is better than a good lawyer."

Rating: 8.27 (Number of Voters: 11)

"War makes thieves, and peace hangs them."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A good lawyer, an evil neighbor."

Various Proverbs (English, Spanish, French)
Various Proverbs (English, Spanish, French)

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Law is a reflection and a source of prejudice. It both enforces and suggests forms of bias."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Let the punishment match the offense."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Lawyer (n): Larval stage of Politician."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. "

Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo "The Godfather"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "Man who was Thursday"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Laws catch flies and let hornets go free."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his own property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Justice, n. A commodity which in a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Punishment is justice for the unjust."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."

Voltaire "Questions sur l'Encyclopédie"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)