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William J. Wilson Quotes and Sayings

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Crime, family dissolution, welfare, and low levels
of social organization are fundamentally a consequence
of the disappearance of work.
- William J. Wilson

But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily
be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman.
These tests do not measure character,
leadership, creativity, perseverance.
- William J. Wilson

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

 

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

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Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Make crime pay.
Become a lawyer.
- Will Rogers

The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri,
passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses
and requiring prisoners to serve more time.
- Mel Carnahan

About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics.
And that sort of just evolved into organized crime,
because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.
- Howie Carr

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument
in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
- John Ruskin

You wanna get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine,
let's just get rid of all the drug laws.
- Ron Paul

Srebrenica was a horrendous war crime and it had to be uncovered.
- John Pomfret

Our country's national crime is lynching.
It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury,
or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
- Ida B. Wells

Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security.
Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do,
we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.
- Carrie P. Meek

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought;
it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
- George Savile

As governor, there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime.
Law enforcement is really a local issue.
It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals.
- Jesse Ventura

Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German
people and the soldier at the front.
- Wilhelm Keitel

For instance, why are we terrorizing this country,
leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline,
as somebody, as somebody mentioned?
- Christiane Amanpour

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
- Evelyn Waugh

A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court,
not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena.
- Tom C. Clark

My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of
building partnerships with communities across America will continue,
that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.
- Janet Reno

Fighting a war on terrorism is like fighting against crime.
We can never hope to eradicate crime,
so we shouldn't bother fighting it.
- Craig Bruce

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
- Theodor Adorno

By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law,
to fix in his mind what acts, words,
what thoughts or looks,
shall constitute such a crime.
- Edward Livingston

He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets.
He did.
He took it into the damn White House.
- Ralph Abernathy

Crime, to the man of the forties, was an alien monstrous terror.
- Rebecca H. Davis

The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian
soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London,
where they indulge in a life of crime.
- Neil Tennant

One crime has to be concealed by another.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier,
a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
- George Santayana

That is why I come forward tonight without any political label,
without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you:
a crime is being committed against civilization.
- John Amery

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

In a closed society where everybody's guilty,
the only crime is getting caught.
In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe
violence and the aftermath of violence.
- Jeffery Deaver

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

Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.
- G. Gordon Liddy

The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
- Lord Melbourne

To tell an ally - who is shedding blood next to you -
that you can't share information is a crime.
- David Warner

Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked.
- Matthew Vaughn

I think there's a lot of naivete and hubris within
our mix of personalities.
That's probably our worst crime.
I keep wondering what a "mature" record means.
- Ian Williams

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance,
crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds,
not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.
- William Greider

The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
- Pierre Corneille

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue.
Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
- William Hazlitt

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK.
The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of
social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
- Diane Abbott

Stopping crime before it occurs is the most effective
crime fighting tool of all.
- Blanche Lincoln

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

I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff.
I'm into books like that.
Case studies or forensics or murder -
all that good stuff.
- Tom Araya

Crime is a product of social excess.
- Vladimir Lenin

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal
crime to transport a minor across state lines for the
purpose of obtaining an abortion.
- Ken Calvert

In fact, if you have a crime committed against you,
and you go to have hypnosis, you can't testify.
Because there's no way to test what is real,
what's fact, what's fantasy.
- Betty Hill

Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails
upon me the penalty of death;
but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

Greatly begin.
Though thou have time, but for a line,
be that sublime.
Not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

The state calls its own violence law,
but that of the individual crime.
- Max Stirner

Murder is not the crime of criminals,
but that of law-abiding citizens.
- Emmanuel Teney

Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime,
little states are virtuous only by weakness.
- Mikhail Bakunin

To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen.
- Quintus Ennius

Where is the expectation of privacy in the commission of a crime?
- Linda Tripp

The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor
or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently
to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole.
- Corrine Brown

If a war be undertaken...
before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it,
that war has no defense, it is a national crime.
- Charles Eliot Norton

Crime is an overhead you have to pay if you want to live in the city.
- George Moscone

Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime,
facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud,
tax evasion, and other nefarious activities.
- Ron Lewis

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression,
crime, cruelty, soft music.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Crime is the price society pays for abandoning character.
- James Q. Wilson

We improved the environment in which our children live,
learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down
on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets.
- Jane D. Hull

It seemed to me...
that the only valid people to deal with crime were cops,
and I would like to make the lead character,
rather than a single person, a squad of cops.
- Evan Hunter

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
- Stephen Ambrose

The worst crime is faking it.
- Kurt Cobain

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
- Jean de la Bruyere


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