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    Crime

  1. Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
       -- Henry Ford

  2. Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.
       -- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

  3. Small crimes always precede great ones. Never have we seen timid innocence pass suddenly to extreme licentiousness.
       -- Jean Baptiste Racine

  4. There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.
       -- Ramsey Clark

  5. Set a thief to catch a thief.
       -- Anonymous

  6. It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
       -- Don Marquis

  7. Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
       -- Jean de La Bruyère

  8. Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.
       -- Henry Thomas Buckle

  9. The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind.
       -- Joseph Conrad

  10. There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  11. If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs.
       -- Arthur "Bugs" Baer

  12. Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.
       -- Voltaire

  13. Crime is a product of social excess.
       -- Lenin, Vladimir

  14. Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.
       -- Anonymous

  15. We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
       -- Allen Tucker

  16. Purposelessness is the fruitful mother of crime.
       -- Charles H. Parkhurst

  17. We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.
       -- Will Rogers

  18. If poverty is the mother of crimes, want of sense is the father.
       -- Jean de La Bruyère

  19. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law.
       -- Louis D. Brandeis

  20. Providence sees to it that no man gets happiness out of crime.
       -- Conte Vittorio Alfieri

  21. All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.
       -- Mahatma Gandhi

  22. And who are the greater criminals--those who sell the instruments of death, or those who buy them and use them?
       -- Robert Emmet Sherwood

  23. Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
       -- George Washington

  24. What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
       -- Benjamin Disraeli

  25. I have too great a soul to die like a criminal.
       -- John Wilkes Booth

  26. We easily forget crimes that are known only to ourselves.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  27. Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
       -- Lyndon Baines Johnson


    Crisis

  28. Every crisis offers you extra desired power.
       -- William Moulton Marston

  29. Every little thing counts in a crisis.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  30. Crises refine life. In them you discover what you are.
       -- Allan K. Chalmers

  31. The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life--knowing that under certain conditions it is not worth-while to live.
       -- Aristotle

  32. These are the times that try men's souls.
       -- Thomas Paine

  33. ... as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or we grow weak, and at last some crisis shows us what we have become.
       -- Bishop Westcott

  34. Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  35. Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis--once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
       -- Norman Cousins


    Criticism

  36. It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
       -- Benjamin Disraeli

  37. Each generation produces its squad of "moderns" with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
       -- Channing Pollock

  38. The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
       -- Mark Twain

  39. The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  40. Blame is safer than praise.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  41. I never give them hell; I just tell them the truth and they think it is hell.
       -- Harry S. Truman

  42. Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  43. The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
       -- Charles Buxton

  44. Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
       -- Anonymous

  45. To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  46. Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
       -- Walter Winchell

  47. Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled "wrong."
       -- Raymond Smullyan


    Cruelty

  48. Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
       -- George Eliot

  49. Cruelty and fear shake hands together.
       -- Honoré de Balzac

  50. Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.
       -- Robinson Jeffers

  51. The difference between coarse and refined abuse is the difference between being bruised by a club and wounded by a poisoned arrow.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  52. Man's inhumanity to man
    Makes countless thousands mourn!
       -- Robert Burns

  53. If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.
       -- Anatole France

  54. When a man's dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama.
       -- Mark Twain

  55. All cruelty springs from hard-heartedness and weakness.
       -- Seneca

  56. One of the ill effects of cruelty is that it makes the bystanders cruel.
       -- Thomas Fowell Buxton


    Culture

  57. The acquiring of culture is the development of an avid hunger for knowledge and beauty.
       -- Jesse Bennett

  58. Culture is one thing and varnish is another.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  59. Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  60. The end of culture is right living.
       -- W. Somerset Maugham

  61. Culture, with us, ends in headache.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  62. No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.
       -- Mahatma Gandhi

  63. Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
       -- Mahatma Gandhi

  64. That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  65. Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
       -- Henry Van Dyke

  66. Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.
       -- John Abbott


    Curiosity

  67. One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
       -- William Lyon Phelps

  68. A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
       -- Alexander Pope

  69. Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.
       -- Blaise Pascal

  70. It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.
       -- Cicero

  71. Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
       -- Richard Whately

  72. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
       -- Albert Einstein

  73. The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
       -- Edmund Burke

  74. Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
       -- Clarence Day


    Custom

  75. Men will sooner surrender their rights than their customs.
       -- Moritz Guedmann

  76. Custom meets us at the cradle and leaves us only at the tomb.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  77. Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  78. Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom.
       -- Francis Bacon

  79. The old ways are the safest and surest ways.
       -- Charles Caleb Colton

  80. Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life.
       -- Francis Bacon

  81. There is nothing that strengthens a nation like reading of a nation's own history, whether that history is recorded in books or embodied in customs, institutions and monuments.
       -- Joseph Anderson

  82. There is no tyrant like custom, and no freedom where its edicts are not resisted.
       -- Christian Nestell Bovee

  83. Ancient custom has the force of law.
       -- Legal Maxim

  84. We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast of free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such beliefs as we have never heard questioned.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  85. Custom has furnished the only basis which ethics have ever had.
       -- Joseph Wood Krutch

  86. Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
       -- Jean Jacques Rousseau

  87. Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.
       -- Mark Twain

  88. Custom governs the world; it is the tyrant of our feelings and our manners and rules the world with the hand of a despot.
       -- J. Bartlett

  89. The custom and fashion of today will be the awkwardness and outrage of tomorrow--so arbitrary are these transient laws.
       -- Alexander Dumas


    Cynic

  90. A cynic is just a man who found out when he was ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset.
       -- J. G. Cozzens

  91. A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
       -- Carolyn Wells

  92. The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  93. It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
       -- Fannie Hurst

  94. A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  95. The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
       -- Henry L. Stimson

  96. A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  97. A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  98. A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
       -- Oscar Wilde

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