Crimes Committed

Famous quotes containing the words crimes committed, crimes and/or committed:

    Heaven absolves all crimes committed to gain a throne once Heaven gives it to us.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    ... how have I used rivers, how have I used wars
    to escape writing of the worst thing of all—
    not the crimes of other, not even our own death,
    but the failure to want our freedom passionately enough
    so that blighted elms, sick rivers, massacres would seem
    mere emblems of that desecration of ourselves?
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    Jesus said, “When he looketh on her, he hath committed adultery.” But he is an adulterer before he has yet looked on the woman, by the superfluity of animal, and the defect of thought, in his constitution. Who meets him, or who meets her, in the street, sees that they are ripe to be each other’s victim.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)