Crimes

Famous quotes containing the word crimes:

    One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have committed or how cynically he may have debased his talent or his friends, variations on the answer “Yes, but I did it for the money” satisfy all but the most tiresome objections.
    Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)

    I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.
    John Brown (1800–1859)