Famous quotes containing the word thieves:
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven...”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 6:19,20.
“Strange and predatory and truly dangerous, car thieves and muggersthey seem to jeopardize all our cherished concepts, even our self-esteem, our property rights, our powers of love, our laws and pleasures. The only relationship we seem to have with them is scorn or bewilderment, but they belong somewhere on the dark prairies of a country that is in the throes of self-discovery.”
—John Cheever (19121982)
“The fact which the politician faces is merely that there is less honor among thieves than was supposed, and not the fact that they are thieves.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)